Statement of Purpose

Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project will advance the sustainable, socio-economic growth and development of Lesotho and South Africa by:

  • Delivering water from the Senqu/Orange River to the Republic of South Africa, increasing the current supply rate of 780 million cubic metres of yield per annum to more than 1 260 million cubic metres per annum
  • Utilizing the water delivery system to generate hydro power that will ensure a consistent peak power supply to the Kingdom of Lesotho and is a further step in the process of securing an independent electricity source to meet Lesotho‚Äôs electricity requirements

To accomplish the economic, social and environmental objectives of this mandate, the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority will manage successful project implementation through its multidisciplinary project management unit and an integrated delivery approach.