Norwegian and Swedish funds improve Niassa power supply in Mozambique

21 April 2006

Lichinga, Mozambique, 21 April – An electrical sub-station to improve power supplies to the provinces of Niassa and Zambézia, in Northern Mozambique, went online this week, officials said in Lichinga Friday.

The sub-station was built with Norwegian and Swedish funds estimated at US$43.8 million, and is linked to the Cahora Bassa dam electricity distribution network, on the Zambezi River, in Tete, and is part of an electrification project linking Gurué to Cuamba and Lichinga (formerly Vila Cabral).

The development launched this week by Mozambican president, Armando Guebuza, also includes 3335 kilometers of transmission lines linking Gurué, in Zambézia, to Lichinga via Cuamba, which is considered to be Niassa’s economic capital.

He project will make it possible to link all provincial capitals to the power distribution network supplied by Cahora Bassa. (macauhub)