Stakeholders in the energy and infrastructure development sector have commended the work being done at the Kariba South Power Expansion Project, saying the deadline for the commissioning of the first phase will be met.

The comments from various stakeholders come at a time when the first phase of the project is set to be completed in the coming months to add 150 megawatts to the national power grid.

The project, which falls under the infrastructure and utilities cluster of ZIMASSET is expected to play an important role in the energy industry.

Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) CEO, Engineer Gloria Magombo commended the work being done at the site, saying this will ensure power availability.

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructure, Cde Dexter Nduna and Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers President, Mr Israel Rwodzi said the project is key in transforming the energy sector.

The Kariba South Power Expansion Project will see the first phase being commissioned by the end of this year, while the second phase will be complete by the first quarter of next year.