Maputo/Johannesburg — Zimbabwe and Zambia chose General Electric (GE) and Power Construction of China to build a $4bn hydropower project straddling their border, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.

The 2,400MW Batoka Gorge plant has been planned for years by the two countires, both of which are struggling with electricity shortages after a drought curbed hydropower output. GE and Power China are in a consortium that was shortlisted in February to build the facility.

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