3.5 million lives at stake as Kariba Dam rehabilitation drags

Towards the end of last year the world’s media gave much attention to the possible collapse of the Kariba Dam.

Most of the funding has been secured for the massive engineering project required to secure and rehabilitate Kariba Dam.

But in December 2014 the critical period was defined as “the next three years”, while the rehabilitation project is only due for completion in 2025.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Kay Darbourn, researcher and author of the Kariba Dam Report and founding member of the Institute of Risk Management South Africa.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

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If Kariba bursts it’ll take 8 hours to reach the Cahora Bassa damn which it will take out.

Kay Darbourn

It’ll cost $300 million to fix the dam.

Kay Darbourn

Things are moving very slowly. I don’t know why.

Kay Darbourn

We must make sure this never happens!

Kay Darbourn

This article first appeared on 702 : 3.5 million lives at stake as Kariba Dam rehabilitation drags


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