Zambia and Zimbabwe will start building the 2,400 MW Batoka Gorge hydropower plant next year, a company jointly owned by the two governments said on Tuesday.
The Batoka project involves construction of a dam, powerhouses, roads, transmission infrastructure and houses in both Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) said in a statement.
Feasibility studies are almost complete and a developer for the project is expected to be engaged by the end of this year, it said.
“Once engaged, the developer is expected to commence works in the last quarter of 2020,” the statement said.
In February, ZRA short-listed U.S, European and Chinese companies to build the Batoka Gorge hydro power plant, Zambia’s ministry of finance said in statement.
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