$52m set aside for construction

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BULAWAYO — China Sunlight Africa has entered into an agreement with the government to provide $52 million towards the construction of the Gwayi-Shangani Dam in Matabeleland North, which will supply water to the company’s power project expected to be completed in 2016.

The company intends to construct a 300 megawatts power station at the proposed Gwayi concession as part of its $2,1 billion investments in the area set for the next five years.

The company’s deputy general manager Charles Mugari said this was part of efforts to ensure there would be constant water supply for the power project.

The dam is already under construction as part of the government’s efforts to ease water shortages in the Matabeleland regions.

“We hope the construction will also be complete by the time we start our power project,” Mugari said.

The company was recently given the nod by the Environment Management Agency to start the power project.

The environmental impact agreement, in part, states that the company must help feeder projects that will support its project.

— The Source