High-tech security for Kariba Dam

THE Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) is set to introduce high-tech equipment, including closed circuit television (CCTV) and drones, to improve security at Kariba Dam. This follows incidence of vandalism...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 June 2019


'Declare Kariba an economic zone to boost tourism'

MASHONALAND West Senator Sikelela Gumpo (Zanu PF) has called on government to declare Kariba a special economic zone, saying the town has the potential to earn foreign currency, as well as open up emp...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 January 2019


Kariba station charms ZTA

KARIBA is set for a new treat as organisers of the proposed annual Nyaminyami Festival are angling to combine forces with the Nyaminyami Lakeside Festival hosts.Information privy to The Sunday Mail So...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 June 2018


Kariba Dam water level rises to 82%

Kariba Dam's water level has risen markedly from a critically low level of about 20 percent last year to 83 percent; raising hope that significant benefits will continue to accrue from Kariba South Po...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 June 2018


Foreign, direct investors eye Kariba

Foreign and domestic investors are angling towards creating a competitive package for the resort town of Kariba in anticipation of improved arrivals from international markets, with revelations that p...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 March 2018


Mnangagwa commissions Kariba Power Station

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has commissioned the Kariba South Hydro Power Station expansion project today.The $533 million energy expansion project will add two more units or generators with a capac...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 March 2018


Powertel now in Kariba

POWERTEL, a wholly-owned technological wing of Zesa Holdings, has launched its services in Kariba as part of its 100-day rapid results initiative target.The company's marketing manager Prosper Mutswir...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 March 2018


Mnangagwa to commission Kariba South station

President Mnangagwa will tomorrow commission two new units (Unit 7 and 8) at Kariba South Power Station, which have added an extra 300 mega watts (MW) to the national grid.The additional power supplie...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 March 2018


ZPC 'completes' Kariba extension

THE Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) will today start an around the clock seven day test run for unit number 8 of the Kariba South extension project.The exercise will test performance and functionality of...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 February 2018


Mnangagwa to commission Kariba power project

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to commission Kariba South power expansion project's first unit on December 24, which will feed 150 megawatts onto the national grid.The project was undertaken...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 December 2017


Kariba Dam wall rehab starts

Planned to be completed in eight years, the project which is being undertaken by a French contractor Razel-BEC, will be developed at an estimated cost of about US$294 million. It entails the reshaping...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 November 2017


Kariba South project nears completion

Commissioning of the first power generating unit under the $533 million Kariba South extension project, is expected in the second week of December, while the plant is scheduled to start feeding 150 me...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 September 2017


Masimba to construct houses in Kariba

Industrial firm Masimba has been given a $15 million contract by IDBZ to build over 1 500 houses in Kariba. At completion the project will facilitate relocation of 391 house-holds who are presently at...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 September 2017


Kariba South extension project 92% complete

The Kariba South Extension Project is now 92 percent complete and on course for commissioning by end of December as Government moves to clear the power deficit.This is part of an eight-pronged approac...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 September 2017


Kariba South Extension project 91% complete

ENERGY and Power Development ministry permanent secretary, Partson Mbiriri says the construction of the Kariba South Extension project is now 91% complete, with the first installation of 150MW ready f...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 August 2017


Kariba South expansion project 91% complete

The Kariba South expansion project is at 91 percent complete amid indications that the first phase of the project will bring 150 mega watts on the national grid by December this year.The successful im...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 July 2017


Zambia guarantees $250m Kariba loan, as broke Zim can't

Zambia has guaranteed a total $250 million loans jointly accessed with Zimbabwe - through the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) - from international financiers, targeted at funding refurbishment of Kariba...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 June 2015


Threat of a catastrophic flood hangs over the Zambezi

ENGINEERS have started on a R3.3bn rescue marathon to prevent the "catastrophic failure" of the Kariba Dam. According to a World Bank special report on the beleaguered structure - one of the biggest m...

By Tom Nevin | Published: 17 February 2015


Kariba rehabilitation set for next year

Implementation of the Kariba Dam rehabilitation project is expected to commence early next year, the African Development Bank (AfDB) resident representative, Mr Mateus Magala has said. In an interview...

By Tendai Sahondo | Published: 30 July 2014


Zimbabwe, Zambia fight over fishing rights

While Zimbabwe and Zambia squabble over fishing rights in the world's biggest dam, an invasion of Australian crayfish and Nile tilapia is threatening to wreak havoc with Lake Kariba's indigenous speci...

By Bloomberg. | Published: 25 June 2014


Kariba South expansion design approved

Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) says the design for Kariba South expansion has been approved and a hydrographic survey is being conducted by Sinohydro in Lake Kariba around the intakes.With a capacity of...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 May 2014


Kariba South power extension uncertain

The expansion of Kariba South Power Station is now uncertain with the Zimbabwe Power Company and Sino-Hydro of China wrangling about their contractual obligations. As such, no work has been done despi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 February 2014


Kariba power station expansion to begin in Q1

THE 300-megawatt Kariba South Hydro Power Station expansion project is expected to start in the first quarter of 2014. The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) said designs for the project were already under...

By Business Reporter | Published: 12 December 2013


China Exim Bank gives Zim $319.5m for Kariba expansion

GOVERNMENT and China Export and Import Bank have signed a funding loan agreement for the expansion of Kariba South hydro power expansion project.Finance and Economic Planning Minister Patrick Chinama...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 November 2013


ZPC to seal Kariba funding deal

THE Zimbabwe Power Company expects to conclude the funding agreement with China Export and Import Bank for the expansion of Kariba South hydro power plant before the end of this year.China's Sino Hydr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 October 2013

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