The Upper Atbara and Setit Dam Complex’s 320MW hydroelectric power plant has been officially inaugurated in Eastern Sudan, in a ceremony attended by Sudanese President, His Excellency Omar Hassan Al Bashir.

The US$1.9 billion complex consists of the Rumela Dam on the Upper Atbarah River and Burdana Dam on the Setit River. The twin dams hold a storage capacity of 2.7 billion m3.

The project is a multipurpose scheme to reinforce agriculture production and generate much needed electricity. It was part funded by a US$90 million concessionary loan from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).