AfDB Frees Funds for Zimbabwe's Water, Energy Projects

The African Development Bank is providing USD58 million for water and energy development projects in Zimbabwe.

The bank has approved USD28 million worth of funding for water and sanitation projects across the country and USD30 million toward an energy and environmental initiative, according to The Herald, Zimbabwe’s government-run newspaper.

AfDB’s representative to Zimbabwe, Damoni Kitabire, shared the news at a meeting with government officials in Harare, the newspaper says.

The funds for the water projects will boost ongoing rehabilitation initiatives and the development of water and sanitation infrastructure in Harare, Kwekwe, Chegutu, Masvingo and Mutare. Meanwhile, funding for the power project will be used to rehabilitate portions of the country’s power supply network and improve the environmental management of a thermal power plant in Hwange.

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