A technocrat based in Chikankata District in Southern Province says the planned construction s by the Zambian and Zimbabwean governments to commerce the construction of a Four (4) Billion United States Dollar Batoka Gorge Hydro Power station in Southern province will greatly benefit the two nations.
Professor Clement Matente, says the joint Batoka Gorge Hydro Power Station project, scheduled to generate over 2 500 Mega Watts of electricity will be the first ever single biggest hydro power station that will greatly impact both Zambia and Zimbabwe, respectively.
ZANIS reports Professor Matente said in an interview today that it is also gratifying to learn that the meeting to ponder on how and when to kick start the project between the Zambian and Zimbabwean governments will commerce this coming October, 2018.
Once the project, the biggest in the region gets completed, the two neighbouring countries will have a boost for hydro-power thereby speed up the various social-economic spheres.
And Professor Matente further stated that government deserves a pat on the back, for its vigorous ambitious programme of constructing hydro power stations dotted across the country aimed at making Zambia, self-reliant in electricity generation in the nation.
Professor Matente said since President Edgar a Lungu assumed Presidency in 2015, his administration has initiated a programme of constructing power stations in different parts of the country which every Zambian is able to see and point at.