Rising with Pride: The torrent’s blessing : CGNT

Editor’s note: 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Over the past decade,  the BRI’s philosophy has become deeply rooted in people’s hearts and minds. It has brought profound changes to the local people’s lives and countries’ developments. Many stories have been told over the past decade about these changes. This documentary series, Rising with Pride, brings the audience the people-centered stories that show how the BRI has connected people and, more importantly, how it has connected them to the pursuit of better life.

This episode focuses on the story of a Ugandan, Ayebazibwe Bless. On the banks of the Nile River in Kiryandongo District, Uganda, through financing by the China Import and Export Bank, has built its largest hydropower station: Karuma Hydroelectric Power Station.

Bless works for the EPC contractors of the Karuma station. Through this work, he has gained professional experience, built connections, gotten to know many engineers and met the love of his life – Nyamungu Monica. On the banks of the Nile River, the Karuma station has given Bless a wholesome family and solid professional skills. And it has provided a solid foundation for development for generations of Ugandans.

This episode is directed and co-produced by directors in China and Uganda and will also be broadcast by Ugandan television stations – Urban Television and Bukedde TV.