The main industries in Siavonga which are closely tied to the Lake are Hydro Power Generation and Kapenta fishing.
Siavonga is home to the second largest Hydro PowerStation in Zambia which is the reason for the Lake 's existence. The Kariba North Bank PowerStation operated by the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) and consists of four huge generators producing up to 700 MW of electricity (about one third of Zambia 's electricity generation capacity).
There are several commercial Kapenta fishing companies in the town producing one of Zambia 's staple high protein foods. Commercial bream fishing and farming is also done on the Lake , most of which is grown in large floating pens from fingerlings bred locally.
Siavonga also has two commercial crocodile farms. The Nile crocodile, a prolific species around the Lake and rivers, is bred from eggs either from the farm's own breeding stock or from the collection of 'wild' crocodile eggs from the Zambezi River .
Other industries in Siavonga include the cutting of a natural stone into tiles for use in the construction industry and most recently the discovery uranium in the district promises to bring new prosperity and jobs with the opening of several uranium mines.
Siavonga is a small town but has banking facilities, a post office, hospital, several small general stores and shops where most commodities can be found, and a vibrant local market where traders supply anything from locally grown produce to hardware.
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