Tanzania receives Sh26bn for power grid connection with Kenya
REUTERS / Tanzania has secured Sh26.21 billion ($258.82 million) from the African Development Bank and the Japan International Cooperation Agency for a high voltage electricity line to connect its national power grid to Kenya’s, power utility, it said on Sunday. The 400 kilovolt (kV) line will be completed within two years and is part of efforts to deepen integration between the two countries’ economies, Tanzania’s TANESCO said in a statement on its website. Kenya, the East Africa’s biggest economy, has already agreed to pay Sh5.11 billion ($50.45 million) for work on the link on its side of the border. Bouygues Energies & Services, Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd and Energoinvest have been awarded contracts to build the line, TANESCO’s statement said.