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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Zambia
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Status: Active
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2016-09-22
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Borrower or Client: Tata Power Company Limited
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  • Energy
Investment Amount (USD): $ 36.68 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

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Original disclosure @ MIGA website
Updated in EWS: 2017-09-23
Disclosure Date: 2016-08-01
Itezhi Tezhi Power Company

Project Description
Project description The proposed project consists of the development, construction and operation of a 120-megawatt hydropower station in Itezhi Tezhi, Zambia. The hydropower facility is situated on the Itezhi Tezhi dam along the Kafue River, and consists of a waterway tunnel, two 60-megawatt turbine generators, and interconnection facilities. The electricity generated from the plant is connected to an already existing transmission line to Lusaka. It covers equity investments by The Tata Power Company Limited into Itezhi Tezhi Power Corporation Limited (“ITPC”). The investor has applied for a MIGA guarantee of up to $36.68 million for a period up to 20 years against the risk of expropriation; transfer restriction, breach of contract, and war and civil disturbance.
Investment Description
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