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SADC Targets $4 Billion Energy Projects

TABJ – At least nine top-priority energy transmission projects valued at more than S$4 billion for promotion and marketing to investors have been identified in Southern Africa.

The nine projects include the ZiZaBoNa Interconnector Project to be implemented by Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. Each of the projects are at various stages of completion.

Other projects include the Central Transmission Corridor (CTC), the Mozambique Backbone Project, the Zambia-Tanzania-Kenya Interconnector as well as the proposed Namibia-Angola Interconnector that will connect Tanzania and Angola to the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP).

Director of Infrastructure and Services at the SADC Secretariat, Remmy Makumbe said a joint utility steering committee comprising officials from the Zimbabwe Electricity Authority (ZESA) and ESKOM of South Africa has been formed to steer the CTC project and that draft terms of reference for technical and commercial teams have been developed.

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