Zimbabwe - Emergency Power Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project – Phase II

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Dec 2013
Signature Date 22 Jan 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 Aug 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Aug 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 10,024,459.46
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Emergency Power Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project (EPIRP) Phase II is the second energy sector project financed through the African Development Bank administered Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (Zim-Fund). It is part of the Government priority power systems rehabilitation investment programme under the MTP 2011-2015. Phase I of the EPIRP was designed to improve the provision of adequate and reliable electricity in an environmentally sound manner by the rehabilitation of the Ash Handling Plant at the Hwange Power Station and the power transmission and distribution facilities in the country within the initial USD 35 million budget provided by the Zim-Fund donors. Phase II is designed to further the benefit of the Phase I interventions and include aspects that are not addressed in Phase I. The total estimated project costs for Phase II is USD 32.94 million. It is to be implemented as a stand-alone project in two stages. The first stage of the Project will comprise of preparation of technical and tender document for all the works packages and implementation of activities for dedicated power supplies to water and sewerage works in Harare and the replacement of transformers at Orange Grove, Mashava, Marvel and Chertsey substations. The second stage will be the implementation of the rehabilitation works at Hwange Power station, the replacement of a transformer at Sherwood substation and the development of a power sector investment plan.

Project Objectives

The objective of the Project is to improve the availability and reliability of electricity supply through the rehabilitation of generation, transmission and distribution facilities. The Project target areas are Kwekwe, Gweru, Bulawayo, Masvingo, Mutare, Harare and Hwange with a combined target population of 5 million people.


This is a total target population of 5 million of which 2.6 million are female. The people, industries and institutions will benefit from increased availability and reliability of electricity, less load shedding, increased access to stable water supplies and ability to ramp up operating capacity for industry as a result of increased firm substation capacity.

Participating Organization

Zimbabwe Multi-donor Trust Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZW-FA0-002
Last Update 05 Dec 2020


Contact Details

Name MOLEPO Seaga Abram
Email s.molepo@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Zimbabwe
Coordinates Location Name
-18.9992 28.8983 Nkayi
-19.2792 30.5283 Mvuma
-19.1667 32.4167 Mutare District
-20.5 31 Masvingo District
-18.3333 29.9153 Kadoma
-18.75 26.5 Hwange District
-18 30.9167 Harare District
-19.25 29.5833 Gweru District
-19.6445 31.1518 Gutu
-18.2048 28.9349 Gokwe