WORK TO REHABILITATE KARIBA DAM TO BEGIN WITHIN TWO MONTHS, SAMBIAN ENERGY MINISTER
Last Updated: 2018-03-13
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LUSAKA, March 13 (NNN-ZNBC) -- Zambian Minister of Energy Mathews Nkhuwa says work to rehabilitate the Kariba Dam on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe is expected to start in the next two months.

Nkhuwa said here Monday that more than 250 million US dollars are already available for the rehabilitatopm and the contractor is geared to commence work soon.

The development objective for the Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project is to improve the safety and reliability of the dam.

This will be done by supporting the reshaping of the plunge pool, refurbishment of the spillway and enhancing operations to bring them in line with international dam safety standards.

The Minister also told ZNBC that the Rural Electrification Authority and the government had embarked on a 7,000-kilometre electrification project to connect power to more rural areas.

Nkhuwa said 50 million USD were needed annually to sustain the project and ensure it remains on course. --NNN-ZNBC