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At Bujagali Energy Limited, we take environmental stewardship seriously. We fully appreciate the importance of the Victoria Nile River and its environs as an invaluable natural resource. That's why we're committed to preserving and enhancing the area near the hydropower project for current and future generations.
The following highlights some of the environmental mitigation and monitoring measures currently planned or underway:
We're also considering additional public and private initiatives designed to protect the Kalagala Falls reserve.
Discussions were held and continue among numerous local, national and international stakeholders -- environmental and other non-government organizations, community leaders, government officials -- about the effects of the project and possible mitigation actions. This continued public consultation process will help us finalize an effective and innovative mitigation program to protect and enhance the Victoria Nile River environment.
A detailed description of the program is included in the Social & Environmental Assessment report that was filed with the Government of Uganda (National Environmental Management Authority) and prospective project lenders in December 2006.
The Bujagali Hydropower Project will reduce the emissions of greenhouse gasses in Uganda. Hydropower electricity does not cause emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2. Most electricity that is currently used in Uganda is generated by diesel and fuel oil generators, that emit considerable volumes of CO2. The electricity produced by the Bujagali Hydropower Project will replace the diesel and fuel oil electricity and hence reduce CO2 emissions that contribute to global warming.