20 January 2017
   
New Zimbabwe Header
Outrage as NIKUV bids to supply biometric kits
MDC-T: Mujuru wrong, we are the real deal
Chombo: Mujuru, Tsvangirai ignorant
EU concerned over Bikita West violence
Gukurahundi Prayer: Activists defy ZRP
ZIMDEF: Moyo’s deputy cleared, arrest illegal
Mugabe son lives in $42,000/mth mansion
Jammeh to quit and leave Gambia Friday
MORE NEWS
Zim mobile networks plot WhatsApp ban
Zim farmers finally get dam - 50yrs later
MORE BUSINESS
Book details the late Welshman Mabhena's life
Reggae song blasts Mangudya, bond notes
MORE SHOWBIZ
Afcon: Pasuwa expects more of Khama Billiat
Gore: Afcon quarter final still possible
MORE SPORTS
Another season of blood, spin and lies
The true meaning of patriotism in Zim
MORE OPINION
 
Mashizha: A new world reportage by Africans
The price Zimbabwe pays for lousy govt
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
Zimbabwe and China sign $400m electricity deal
20/12/2012 00:00:00
by Collins Phiri l AFP
 
Power deal ... Blackouts set to ease
 
RELATED STORIES

ZIMBABWE signed a $400 million deal with China's state-owned SinoHydro on Thursday to increase electricity production and ease daily blackouts.

The deal will mean a 400 megawatt upgrade for the Kariba Hydro power station on the Zambezi river, meeting an extra 18 percent of peak demand.

"We know that this project is badly needed to meet the requirement of the life of the people," said Yuzhi Wang, a SinoHydro official.

Zimbabwe production shortfall leaves residents without power for as many as 12 hours a day.

The country needs around 2, 200 megawatts at peak consumption, but generates just under 1, 300 megawatts thanks to increased demand, ageing equipment and a lack of investment.

"Zimbabwe and indeed the whole southern African region faces a critical power shortage and will continue to do so in the next few years," said Victor Gapare, chairman of the state-backed Zimbabwe Power Company.

Plans are also underway to revamp the Hwange thermal power station in the west of the country.



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark
 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker