January 25, 2022
On 24th January 2022, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho in Pretoria, South Africa, to provide grant aid of up to 1.415 billion yen for the Project for Small Hydropower Improvement.
Under this project, small-hydropower generation facilities at Katse Dam will be rehabilitated based on Japanese technologies with the aims of supplying stable power. It is expected that this project will contribute to the development of renewable energy in Lesotho and the achievement of SDGs Goal 7 (Energy).
Details for the project are provided below.
|Country||The Kingdom of Lesotho|
|Project title||The Project for Small Hydropower Improvement|
|Planned implementation period||36 months|
|Executing agency||Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA)|
|Target region, facilities||Leribe and Thaba-Tseka District|
|Specific project details (provisional)||①Facility improvement/equipment procurement
Rehabilitation of small-hydropower generation facilities, Procurement and installation of small-hydropower generation equipment.
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, construction/procurement supervision (as guidance in managing the facilities)/