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Kariba dam rehabilitation works are progressing well

Economy Kariba dam rehabilitation works are progressing well

Kariba Dam
Kariba Dam
Government says the 74 million euros Kariba dam rehabilitations works are progressing well with some sections of the dam such as the plunge pool receiving an extensive facelift.

Minister of Energy Mathew Nkhuwa has also disclosed that designs for the main project have been done and major works are expected to start soon.

He said the contractor is currently working on the plunge pool and the access road into the dam.

The minister said the rehabilitation of the dam will increase electricity generation for both Zambia and Zimbabwe.

And Mr Nkhuwa said a meeting with 14 chiefs from both Zambia and Zimbabwe on the implementation of the project are on course.

Speaking in an interview with ZNBC News in LUSAKA, Mr Nkhuwa said several chiefs have confirmed their participation at the meeting which will be held soon.

And National Authorizing Officer under the European development Fund advisor Basak Lungu said the project is expected to be completed ahead of the scheduled 2021.

Meanwhile European union engineering advisor for infrastructure Stephen Mc Cluskey said the project once completed will improve the economic landscape of both Zambia and Zimbabwe.


  1. It’s not about the project and what it will do.

    Explain to the public the monies being spent and justify that.

    That’s why people want to know.


    BB2014, 2016

    • Zimbabwe has a junk status so it can not access loans. They will eventually pay us back, but the Kariba dam is a life line for Zambia. If that walk breaks, the results can be serious flooding especially in Mozambique.

  2. Yes Mushota,
    We head that the kaloba (loan) for rehabilitation of Kariba dam will be paid Zambia alone but the project will benefit both Zambia and Zimbabwe. Such issues must be explanied further for sake of clarity!!!!

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