NEW: China considers new power projects for Zimbabwe 

04 Aug, 2022 - 17:08 0 Views
NEW: China considers new power projects for Zimbabwe 

The Sunday Mail

CHINA is considering funding new renewable energy projects in Zimbabwe to boost power generation, an official said on Thursday.

Last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping said China was halting funding for new coal projects overseas as a way of combating climate change.

China’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe Guo Shaochun said Beijing
was encouraging Chinese enterprises to spearhead green energy projects in Africa.
“We will explore the possibility of cooperation with Zimbabwe to further develop hydro and wind power stations to ease the electricity shortage and improve its energy structure,” he told a press briefing.
Already, China has funded the expansion of the Kariba hydro power plant, which has added 300 megawatts to the grid.
Zimbabwe is pacing up its electricity generation capacity to keep up with increasing demand in the wake of increased economic activity. – New Ziana/The Sunday Mail 

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