Zambia : ZAMBIA to end electricity woes.
The Northern and Eastern provinces of Zambia will see upgradation of electricity grid from 66 KV to 330 KV. The project has been invested by Zesco for over US$ 260 million. Hydro power infrastructure will be renovated in Pensulo substation in Serenje to Mpika-Kasama and Lusiwasi-Chipata. The project has been undertaken to enhance major activities like mining and manufacturing in the area.
The tender process for project is said to be completed and contractors are expected to start work soon. The project will be completed in about 20 months. Load shedding and power interruptions will decrease due to improved electricity grid.
Zesco managing director Cyprian Chitundu said, Other upgrade works in the power line infrastructure include the Livingstone-Kafue which will cost US$90 million, the Lusaka-Luangwa which will cost US$62 million and the US$62 million Kariba-Kafue line. Zesco is also spending over US$80 million to install new substations in Lusaka. Zesco management will ensure that the current state of power in the country where it is deemed unaffordable, unreliable and inaccessible becomes a thing of the past and the future outlook of energy in the country becomes brighter.
The people of Zambia are hopeful about the new plans and are expecting to end the electricity woes faced by them.
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