Works On Kafue Gorge Lower Power Station to Begin Soon

THE construction of the US$2 billion Kafue Gorge Lower Hydropower Station is expected to commence before the end of the year.

Project director Kelvin Kamwale confirmed the development in an interview in Chirundu on Wednesday afternoon.

Mr Kamwale told journalists that the contractor was expected to move on site in two months’ time.

Zambia is seeking to increase power generation output to meet increased demand for energy.

Various pieces of energy infrastructure have been lined up for construction including facelift to increase power generation capacity under US$5 billion budget plan earmarked until 2020.