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The road to the future, or is it?

Article by Boniface Mwila The business community in Zambia has clearly been dismayed by recent electricity price increases, but it is comforting to know that the hikes are part of a plan to upgrade the energy infrastructure more generally. My last column highlighted the power generation deficit in Zambia, which is …

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Maamba Collieries to commission US$750 million thermal power plant by end of 2014

MAAMBA coal mine limited plans to commission the 150 megawatt thermal power plant before the end of this year at a cost of US$750 million, the company said. According to Maamba Collieries, 65-percent majority owned by Singapore’s Nava Bharat Pvt, the collier is expected to spend US$750 million over the …

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Maamba Collieries coal output increases two fold in 2013

Coal production at Zambia’s sole producer, Maamba Collieries Limited in Southern Province, more than doubled last year as the company ramps output up to meet demand from various end-users, the company says.  In 2012 production of the heating substance at Maamba Collieries in Sinazongwe, about 350 kilometres south of Lusaka,  …

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