LUSAKA, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Zambia may have another coal-powered thermal power plant following an interest by an Australian firm to construct another plant, a senior government official said on Monday.
Currently, Nava Bharat Ventures Limited, a Singaporean firm, is running a 300 megawatts coal-powered plant in Maamba district in the southern part of the country.
Minister of Energy David Mabumba said the unnamed Australian firm has expressed interest in setting up a 2,000 megawatts coal powered plant in the same district.
The government, he said, has been having talks with the Australian firm, adding that the move will help the country in addressing the current power shortage.
"They want to begin with 1,000 megawatts. We had a meeting with them a few days ago," he is quoted as saying by the Times of Zambia. Enditem