Mozambican annually invests up to US$100 million in linking rural areas to grid

5 August 2009

Chidenguele, Mozambique, 5 Aug – Mozambique annually invests up to US$100 million in linking rural areas to the grid, Energy minister, Salvador Namburete, has revealed while speaking in Chidenguele, in Gaza province.

During the ministry’s fifth Coordinating Council, which took place in the tourist resort of Chidenguele, Namburete said that annually between US$80 million and US$100 million were invested in rural electrification projects.

Currently 84 of Mozambique’s 124 districts receive electricity from Cahora Bassa.

It is hoped that by the end of this year 11.5 percent of Mozambique’s population, estimated at around 20 million, will have access to electrical energy. (macauhub)

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