Thermal station gets go ahead

Energy and Power Development Minister Elton Mangoma said that the government has granted a French consortium the license to set up a 2 000MW thermal power station in the country.

Elton Mangoma
Elton Mangoma

In an interview last week Mangoma said the French firm, whose name he refused to disclose, would soon undertake a feasibility study before construction of the thermal station begins.

“At the moment I cannot say much about the name of the company. I am sure that they will start their preparatory work soon after their feasibility studies,” he said.

The minister added that the project, that is worth $3 billion, would be rolled out over the next four years.

“It is our hope that the project will alleviate the country’s power woes,” Mangoma said.

The French consortium last year submitted an application to the government expressing its desire to construct a power station in the country.

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