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Power plant modernisation gives Sudan’s growth a jolt

With an eye to the future, in the 1970s and 1980s, Sudan made substantial investments in power generation that modernised and increased the supply of electricity to businesses, farms and households alike. But by the 1990s it was clear those earlier investments were not keeping pace with economic growth. Lack of reliable, abundant power was seriously hindering socio-economic development in Sudan, where a significant proportion of the population lives below the national poverty line.