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New investor plans thermal power plant in Zim

 A Zimbabwean company said Monday it planned to built a 125-megawatt thermal power station near the capital Harare, to help ease electricity shortages in the country.

Ridge Tech Trading chief executive George Muchiza said the power plant was planned for Marondera, a farming town 75 kilometres east of Harare.

He said the company was importing equipment from China, but did not say how much this had cost, nor when construction was scheduled to begin.

Zimbabwe has a huge power deficit, and imports 35 percent of its national requirements from its neighbours.

But due to lack of funds, and a general power deficit in southern Africa, the country experiences constraints with imported power, resulting in electricity rationing to consumers.

Zimbabwe domestically generates around 1,200 megawatts, against a 2,000-megawatt demand

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