By Ahura Mujuni Mark
The construction of the Karuma Hydro power dam has kicked off with survey of the site by the contracted Chinese company, Sinohydro Corporation Limited.
The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Energy, Kabagambe Kalisa in a letter dated June 3, this year granted the company temporary access to the area to set up facilities and carry out site investigations.
“This is to grant your company temporary access to the project site to enable you carry out investigations and surveys to facilitate securing funds for the project,” Kaliisa wrote.
The company says ,granting it the permit will hasten the process of receiving funds from the Chinese government, which is funding the project under a bilateral arrangement.
The company has so far erected a billboard for the project and also created an access road to the site .