China Power and General Electric want to build Zimbabwe and Zambia’s Batoka Gorge hydroelectric power plant. The two firms expressed their interest in the project to Zimbabwe’s energy minister, Simon Khaya, during a joint working session.
"I received this morning the representatives of both companies who showed great enthusiasm for the project. I know my colleagues would like to accept this development. I will consult with them and meet with members of the Zambezi River Authority to see how we can speed up the process," Khaya said.
The 2,400 MW project will be co-developed by Zimbabwe and Zambia. Its cost of implementation is estimated at $3 billion.