The first Wednesday afternoon in Rumangabo is full of meetings and discussions. I need to get up to speed. A lot of work has to be done; there are ambitious plans and there is time pressure. Whatever “time” and “pressure” mean in the Congo.
The following ten days are a rollercoaster. I spent most time in Rumangabo and went to see the building site of the Matebe/Rutshuru hydropower plant. The theodolite found his new home and job there and I was impressed by the project. They only started in December 2013 and made such progress. The novelty of that week was the recalculation: with some slight adjustments, the hydropower plant will generate 13.1MW instead of 12.6MW. A nice extra of 500KW!