Lesotho Highlands Water Project, Phase II


Construction and development of Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. The project will include the construction of a 2.3 million cubic metre dam, Polihali Dam, in the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho. It will also include a 19km tunnel / pumping main from the Mashai reservoir upstream of Katse Dam; Second 45km long transfer tunnel from Katse reservoir to the Muela reservoir; Upgrading of the Muela hydropower plant; Second 37km long delivery tunnel from the Muela reservoir to the Vaal River basin. Project value: R17.5 billion.

Status Region
Tender Lesotho
Category Value
Infrastructure R 100 million+
Industry Timing
Water 2017 onwards
Sector Class
Public Open Tender


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