Mozambique and Brazil sign energy sector agreement

17 June 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 17 June – The Mozambican Energy Minister, Salvador Namburete, and Brazil’s Mining and Energy Minister, Márcio Pereira Zimmerman, Tuesday in Brasilia signed a bilateral cooperation agreement in the energy sector, Macauhub learned in Maputo from the Energy Ministry.

According to the source, the agreement signed Tuesday opens up the way for joint activities to carry out energy projects in Mozambique, notably the Tete-Maputo electricity transmission line project, more commonly known as “backbone,” costing an estimated US$1.4 billion.

The agreement also outlines partnerships between companies Electricidade de Moçambique and Electrobrás to analyse the technical options available to carry out the transmission line project.

On Tuesday Namburete also met with the sub-secretary general for Energy and High Technology at the Ministry of Foreign Relations, a meeting which made it possible to exchange information about Energy, with particular focus on the biofuel sector. (macauhub)