Nyabarongo II Multipurpose project

Project Category Generation , Hydropower
Project Name Nyabarongo II Multipurpose project
Donor/Funder Government of Rwanda
Effectiveness Date 01 Jan 2019
Closure Date 31 Dec 2025
Status Ongoing


Nyabarongo II (43.5MW) is a multipurpose project expected to cater for water supply, irrigation as well as electrical power generation. The project is also envisaged to mitigate the perpetual flooding downstream of the Nyabarongo River that has proved to be hazardous in the recent years. The project is fully funded by the Government of Rwanda is expected to start end 2019 and expected to be completed in 2025. The project consists of 48m high concrete gravity dam with crest of 228m and a surface power station with 2*8.5MW Keplan turbines just situated at the dam toe.

Geographic Coverage

Nyabarongo – II is located in Northern province , Gakenke District ( Between Gakenke and Kamonyi Districts)


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