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Zimbabwe promises incentives to promote small hydro but macro problems persist

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Issue 480 - 14 Mar 2023 - By Marc Howard | 5 minute read

Zimbabwe is rolling out the welcome mat to private investors to mitigate its power deficit, with new tax incentives for a potential 200MW of run-of-river capacity in the Eastern Highlands and big plans for long-stalled large hydro scheme. The shift towards market-friendly reforms is welcome, but macroeconomic and fiscal problems continue to pose major difficulties for investors, writes Marc Howard.

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