East Africa’s second largest economy Tanzania has been given $258.82 million funding to construct a high voltage electricity line linking its national power grid to Kenya, Tanzania’s state run power utility has announced on its website.
The high voltage line is set to be constructed within two years in what will see power sharing and stability of supply improve in the two countries. The project is being financed by the African Development Bank and Japan International Corporation (JICA)
The state owned Power Utility Tanesco said the move is part of the efforts to foster trade and regional corporation. While on its side Kenya said it is ready to construct and fund its side of the network.