Untitled Document

Japan makes grant for Malawi's Tedzani hydropower projects

Malawi Map

A US$300 million grant from Japan to Malawi will be used for the development and construction of the Tedzani hydropower project.

The landlocked country in southeast Africa has been working toward diversifying its generating fleet for decades and forecasts even more demand in coming years.

"As you are aware, poor electricity supply has been recognized as one of the factors deterring investors and weakening the competitiveness of our local industries," Malawi Minster of Finance Maxwell Mkwezalamba said during a signing ceremony earlier this week.

The Tedzani hydroelectric plant could eventually include three components: the 40-MW Tedzani 1 and 2, and 52.7-MW Tedzani 3.

HydroWorld.com reported this past April that Malawi sought consultants to perform environmental studies for projects located in the Shire River Basin, which will eventually be home to the Tedzani plants.

Malawi's 64.8-MW Kapichira Falls plant is also located in the Shire River Basin. Mkwezalamba said the country had experienced frequent blackouts until the project was commissioned in January.

The government of Malawi extended a call for gates, civil construction, weed collector at Kamuzu Barrage earlier this month.

For more news from Africa, visit here.

Latest Slideshow

Your Picture Here: Send Us Your Dam Selfie

View Slideshow >>

more slideshows >>   

Hydro Whitepapers

Hydro Industry Financials

Most Read Articles

Recent Comments

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours
To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

Volume 34, Issue 2
Volume 23, Issue 2

Archived Articles

2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 2011 | 2012 | 2013
Hydro Review Past Issues

Buyers Guide Companies

Studio Ing G Pietrangeli Srl

We have 49 years of international experience. 1...