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Xinhua: China Building Hydropower Station in Zambia

Xinhua recently reported that construction started on July 20, 2011, on the Zambian Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro-power Station. The China Water & Electric Corporation (CWE), the China-Africa Development Fund, and Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (ZESCO) funded the project. The President of Zambia attended the opening ceremony and welcomed the Chinese investment. The capacity of the power plant is 750,000 kw. The construction project is expected to take 6 years to complete. Once the plant starts producing, CWE will remain as a primary shareholder .

Source: Xinhua, July 21, 2011