23 April 2009 – Work on the Epupa hydro project, which borders Namibia and Angola, is due to start in March 2010, Daniel Zaire, deputy director for electricity at the Namibian ministry of mines and energy said in Johannesburg this week.

The project, which will produce approximately 400MW, is estimated to cost in the region of US$7 billion and will be built on the Kunene river.

Construction was likely to be undertaken by a Brazilian company, Zaire said and the plant would be build on a 50/50 basis between Namibia and Angola, who would share the electricity generated.

"The construction will take between five to eight years, and may kick off in March next year once all feasibility are completed," Zaire said.