Zimbabwe - Emergency Power Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project - Phase I

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Dec 2013
Signature Date 22 Jan 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2016
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2016
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Commitment U.A 3,302,741.78
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Project complements the ongoing power sector infrastructure rehabilitation program identified by ZPC and ZETDC, subsidiaries of ZESA Holdings mandated to operate and maintain the Hwange power station and transmission & distribution networks respectively. Components included in the project were selected from a list of critical interventions that need to be conducted in the rehabilitation of power infrastructure to bring the power system to an acceptable level of performance. The supplementary financing proposal was approved on 25 July 2013 by the POC of the ZimFund, which is composed of the Zim-Fund donors and GOZ representatives, after consideration of the importance of achieving the original objectives of the Project.

Project Objectives

The objective of the Project is to improve the provision of adequate and reliable power supply in an environmentally sound manner through the rehabilitation of the ash handling plant at Hwange Power Station and the sub-transmission and distribution facilities in the country. The Project will also help to improve the reliability of electricity supply to the treatment plant of the Harare city water supply and other urban water supply systems and thereby help prevent another cholera outbreak in the country.


The project beneficiaries are the entire electricity consuming public in Zimbabwe, the Population of Greater Harare Metropolitan and other municipalities, HPS staff and impacted surrounding communities.

Participating Organization

Zimbabwe Multi-donor Trust Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZW-FA0-003
Last Update 22 Nov 2020


Contact Details

Name HARMSE Liezl Cecilia
Email l.harmse@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Zimbabwe
Coordinates Location Name
-17.8277 31.0534 Harare
-18.3825 26.4703 Hwange Thermal Power Station