$780 Million power line by 2015 in Africa

According to a senior
Zambian government official Israel Phiri the project would be
operational 2015.

About 1,447 kilometres long, the high voltage transmission line will start at
Serenje in the south of Zambia, snake along to Mbeya and Arusha in
Tanzania before landing in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, Reuters reported.
“The total cost of the project is estimated at $780 million out of which
$380 million will be (the) section in Zambia, $310 million in Tanzania
and $90 million in Kenya,” Phiri, manager at the Office for Promoting
Private Investment at Zambia’s Ministry of Energy and Water Development
said.

“It is hoped that resource mobilisation would be completed towards the end of 2011, and construction would commence thereafter,” Phiri said, adding that the transmission line was expected to be completed 3 years.

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