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Tanzania and Malawi sign 180MW electricity agreement

Tanzania Malawi electricityTanzania and Malawi are expecting to implement a joint 180-megawatt electricity project that will enable each country to produce 90MW.

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The two countries also expect to implement another joint project on irrigation where a total of 600 hectares will be developed, with 3000 farms in each country, AllAfrica reports.

The implementation of the projects follow agreement over development for Songwe River Basin (SRBDP), signed by the Minister for Water and Irrigation, Gerson Lwenge and Malawian Minister for Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, George Chaponda.

Speaking after the signing of the agreement, Lwenge pointed out that the project is expected to cost the two countries more than $500 million.

He said that the project will benefit seven districts in the two countries whereby for Tanzanian side the five districts are Kyela, Ileje, Mbeya, Momba and Mbozi.

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