Welcome to LHWP Phase I
At inception, the project was designed to include five phases implemented over a period of 30 years and expected to transfer about 70 m3/s of water to the Gauteng Province in South Africa. Phase I of the was split into Phases 1A and 1B. The main physical features of Phase `1A are the Katse dam, the transfer tunnel from Katse to ‘Muela Hydropower station, The Muela Hydropower station and appurtenances and the delivery tunnel to the border with South Africa.
Phase 1B involved the construction of the Mohale dams, the diversion tunnel to the Katse dam Both phases also involved the construction of infrastructure such as tarred roads, feeder roads, bridges, camps, health facilities as well as environmental and social programmes.