The Japanese government has announced plans to construct a new hydro power at Tedzani in a bid to avail reliable electricity.
Japanese Ambassador Shuichiro Nishioka disclosed this in an exclusive interview with Nation on Sunday last Tuesday.
“We will focus on supporting basic social services. Malawi is our partner and we enjoy good relations,” said Nishioka.
The ambassador also announced plans to construct 11 secondary schools across the country and a new teachers college in Lilongwe.
“We have completed constructing and rehabilitating 12 secondary schools,” he said.
The construction of the completed schools was done through the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Jica) at a cost of $11 million (about K4.7 billion)
According to Jica deputy resident representative Shimoda Toru, the additional 11 schools to be constructed this year will cost $1 million (K425 million).