Description: 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: Design

Type (Industry): Infrastructure

Region: Lesotho

Sector: Public

Value: R 100 million+

Timing: 2017 onwards.

Notes: DTA 522873 has been awarded to Lima Rural Development-Thaha JV (Pty) Ltd on 02 September 2016 for LSL 71 425 601.00.

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