Sudan Secures $350m Loan for Dams Project

Sudan has received a $350m concessional loan from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development to build two dams and an airport.

Out of the total loan $175m will be used to raise two dams over a period of seven years, according to

Dams and Electricity Minister As-Siddiq Mohamed Ali al-Sheikh said raising the Atbara and Sitteet dams on the River Nile north of Khartoum would provide an extra 200MW of electricity.

The dams will also irrigate 4,200km² of agricultural land.

The Merowe Dam generates 80% of Sudan's 1,250MW power requirement.