HARARE, Sept. 17 -- China will play a bigger role in water and energy infrastructure development in Zimbabwe in the coming few years, said President Robert Mugabe at the official opening of the first session of the eighth parliament on Tuesday.
China's Sino Hydro and China Machinery and Equipment Company had won tenders to expand Kariba and Hwange Power Stations, each expected to add an additional 900 megawatts to the national grid. Both projects are supported by a Chinese loan of 144 million U.S. dollars
The president also said the capital city will, in collaboration with an unnamed partner, implement a revamped water service delivery plan.
"The plan will see the construction of three new dams and additional water treatment plants over a period of seven years," he said.