Districts in northern Mozambique to be linked to national power grid

23 November 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 23 Nov – Six districts of Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique, are due to be linked to the national power grid by next year as part of a project costing US$60 million, an official from state electricity company, Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) said.

José Bicas, the assistant director of the electrification department, said that the six districts  – Meluco, Macomia, Windumbe, Mocímboa da Praia, Palma and Ilha do Ibo – were areas of great tourism potential and that they were preparing to receive significant tourism investments.

“Looking specifically at the Areas of Tourist Interest I have to say that there is power available and that we are boosting our energy transmission capacity in the north of the country, building a second line, which can serve as an alternative to the existing line and also increasing the capacity for electricity supply to this area,” Bicas said. (macauhub)