Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Shan'gombo and Sioma to get electrified at a cost of kr70m

The Rural Electrification Authority Plans To Construct A 240killometers Grid Extension Project That Will Connect Shan'gombo And Sioma Districts In Western Province To The National Grid At An Estimated Cost Of Kr70million.

According To A Press Statement Made Available To Radio Phoenix In Lusaka Today, Rural Electrification Authority Chief Executive Officer Geoffrey Musonda Says This Is In Line With The Authority’s Mandate And Its Efforts To Electrify The Newly Designated Districts In Zambia.
Mr. Musonda Says In Order To Undertake The Project, The Authority Has Requested For Funding From The Ministry Of Finance Through The Ministry Of Mines, Energy And Water Development.
He Says The Authority Has Since Concluded A Pre-Feasibility Study For The Shangombo –Sioma Rural Electrification Project And Electricity Will Be Supplied To The Shangombo By Teeing Off From The Existing 66kilovolts Power Line Which Runs From Victoria Falls Power Station In Livingstone To Mongu Through Senanga.
Mr Musonda Further Says The Authority Plans To Construct A 55km Overhead Line From The Teeing-Off Point To Matebele Where A 66 By 33killovolts Substation Will Be Set Up.
He Says The Purpose Of The Sub-Station Is To Introduce 33kv Distribution Network For The Schools And Health Centres Along The Route To Shangombo.
Mr Musonda Has Stated That From The Sub-Station At Matebele, The Authority Will Also Construct Another 140killometers Of 33kv Overhead Line To Shangombo District.
He Says Sioma District Will Be Connected By Constructing A 45killometers Of 33kv Overhead Line From Matebele To Sioma For About 45km And The Power Line To The District Will Benefit Health Centres And Schools.
Mr Musonda Says The Authority Remains Committed To Realizing Government’s Vision Of Increasing Access To Electricity In Rural Areas By Implementing The Rural Electrification Programme

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