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Zimbabwe - North-East Network Rehabilitation Project – ESIA Summary
The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), a subsidiary company of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), is proposing to construct a 132kV transmission line from Atlanta 132/36kV Substation to Mutoko Growth Point, conduct downstream network rehabilitation, and construct a new substation at Mutoko, and is seeking funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The proposed transmission line will be approximately 42 km long while the substation will have a footprint of approximately 1.5 hectares. The Project consists of the following components: (i) a single circuit monopole transmission line; (ii) single bay extension at Atlanta 132/33kV Substation, (iii) new 132/36kV substation at Mutoko; (iv) re-routing part of the existing 33kV lines into the new substation; (v) downstream distribution network refurbishment; and (vi) social upliftment projects in the areas dissected by the line.