Mozambique: Marromeu district linked to Mozambique’s power grid

3 November 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 3 Nov – The district of Marromeu, in Mozambique’s Sofala province, was Friday linked up to the Mozambican power grid, which will, initially provide electricity the Marromeu sugar factory and 200 families in four neighbourhoods, Mozambican daily newspaper, Notícias reported.

The project, which cost 200 million meticais, was co-funded by the German government via KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau) and the Mozambican state, through Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM).

According to figures provided by EDM, 90 kilometres of 110 Kv transmission line were set up stretching from the Chimuara sub-station, in Zambezia, as far as Marromeu, in Sofala.

Mozambique’s energy minister, Salvador Namburete, said at the opening of the Marromeu electricity grid that, so far, the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric dam was serving 73 districts, benefiting 300,000 families and, he added that the aim was to reach 80 districts by the end of this year, which would account for over 50 percent of district capitals.

Namburete noted that these new links were part of the five-year plans of the central government and called on teh population not to damage the distribution network. (macauhub)