Plans for setting up solar power plant in Chipata advance

Plans by a South African company to put up a solar power generating plant in Eastern Province have advanced.

Eastern Province permanent secretary, Chanda Kasolo, says that a draft MOU has already been given to the Attorney General, which he hopes to finalise before he comes back to Chipata from Lusaka this week for official signing after all logistics are in place.

Mr. Kasolo says the company is happy with the 150 hectors of land it was allocated in Senior Chief Nzamane’s area.

He explained that supplying rates by ZESCO have also already been sent to the company.

The 250 million US dollars project will be facilitated by Industrial Development Corporation, IDC, with jobs between 300 and 350 being created.

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