THE Batoka Gorge Hydro-Electric Power (BGHES) whose construction is set to begin in 2022 will be a flagship project in southern Africa in terms of international best standards, the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has said.

Zimbabwe and Zambia are working towards constructing two power stations on either side of the Zambezi River at Batoka Gorge, which are expected to generate a combined 2 400MW at a cost of about US$5 billion but the project has been dragging over the years due to funding challenges.

ZRA is a bi-lateral company jointly owned by Zambia and Zimbabwe that engaged a consortium of Power China and General Electric in July 2019 for the construction BGHES project.

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