Zimbabwe's U.S.$2 Billion Power Project Resumes After Two Years

By Fidelity Mhlanga

CONSTRUCTION of the country's USUS$2,1 billion 600MW thermal power station by China Africa Sunlight Energy in Gwayi is expected to commence by year end after being put on hold for two years, a top government official has said.

Government has turned to alternative source of energy to mitigate the decade-long power crisis.

A delegation led by deputy chief secretary in the office of the president and cabinet Ray Dhlukula was recently in China to expedite financial closure with a view to resume work at the project by year end, Energy and Power Development permanent secretary Partson Mbiriri told journalists during a media tour in Kariba on Wednesday.

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