Mozambique: ADB and OPEC fund expansion of electricity grid in Manica and Sofala provinces

25 June 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 25 June – The African Development Bank (ADB) and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are to fund the expansion of the electricity grid in the Mozambican provinces of Sofala and Manica, in the centre of the country, power company EDM said in Maputo Tuesday.

According to a statement, the first of three projects involves construction and extension of high voltage stations in Chibata, Lamego, Mafambisse, Dondo, Beira and Mavuzi.

The projects also include construction of a transmission line between Chibata and Dondo, along the Beira-Chimoio road, as well as construction of distribution grids in Muanza, Chupanga, Marringue, Tambara, Macossa, Mpataguenha, Mungari, Mandie, Catandica, Sussudenga and Chigodore.

The statements did notr eveal the amounts of funding involved but said that in order to present proposals companies must have experience of at least one US$10 million to US$24 million contract in the last five years.

Proposals by candidate companies must be handed in by 31 August. (macauhub)