Mozambique: Funding secured to supply electricity to all Mozambican districts

12 November 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 12 Nov – The funding required to link all of Mozambique’s districts to the national electricity grid has been secured, said Mozambican energy minister, Salvador Namburete, cited by newspaper Notícias.

Speaking on the sidelines of the ceremony marking the link up of the districts of Marromeu and Caia, in the north of Sofala province, Namburete said that the conclusion of the next stage of linking the whole country to the Cahora Bassa national power grid would take place over the next five years.

Without giving figures or naming donors that would take part in the process, the minister said that every year over US$180 million would be spent.

The electrification projects carrie dout by Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) in Marromeu and Caia cost 409 million meticais.

The 110-kilowatt power line to Marromeu stretches over 90 kilometres, starting at the Chimuara substation.

Medium voltage lines were also installed across 12 kilometres as well as low voltage lines over 8 kilometres.

In Caia, which was also covered by the project to provide electricity to Sofala, Manica and Tete, a medium 33-kilovolt line was taken from the Chimuara substation, including crossing over the Zambezi river. (macauhub)