ZAMBIA will be able to export power to Mozambique and Malawi once the construction of the 330kV Zesco transmission line from Pensulo in Central Province to Chipata’s Msekera Sub Station in Eastern Province is completed and commissioned by September this year, TBEA Company Limited Site Manager Shih Shaokuang has said.
Mr Shih said when Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo and Deputy Permanent Secretary Patrick Mwanawasa visited the substation on Monday that the province would have enough power adding that the country would be able exporting the power to Mozambique and Malawi once the project was completed and commissioned by September.
He said once the Chipata West sub-station was completed would contribute to the reduction in power outages adding that projects once completed would culminate into increased trade and investment activities in various sectors in the province.
“Eastern province is going to have so much power meaning Zambia will be able to export power Malawi and Mozambique. We are projecting that come September 2015, the project is completed and commissioned,” he said.
Mr Shih said about 85 percent of the total works on the construction of the powerline had already been completed by TBEA at the substation.
And Mr Kasolo said President Edgar Lungu was passionate to see the project completed and commissioned.
He said he was happy with the pace in which the project was going on by TBEA stating that President Lungu would be the one who is going to commission the project by September this year.
“I am very impressed with the works and this is very encouraging to see the company contracted to undertake the project promising to complete and ready to be commissioned by President Lungu in September,”he said.
He said once the project was completed hive of activities would be taking place in the province.
Mr Kasolo also revealed that Zambia National Service (ZNS) was eager to set up a flower plant and ZamCapital was also set up a plant for milling stock feeds in the province.