Mozambican power company EdM invests in electrification of districts in Cabo Delgado province

11 June 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 11 June – Mozambican state electricity company, Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) plans to invest around US$67 million on a project to expand the national electricity grid to the capitals of eight districts in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, said Mozambique’s deputy Energy Minister.

The project, which is part of the 3rd phase of expansion of electricity to the northern and central regions of the province, covers the districts of Nangade, Palma, Quissanga, Macomia, Mocímboa da Praia, Mueda, Muidumbe and Meluco, which, according to Jaime Himede, will be linked to the national grid by February 2011.

“Those are the districts that were selected for this phase and contractors have committed to concluding construction work on the sub-stations and transmission cables by February of next year,” noted Himede cited by the Mozambican press. (macauhub)