Sweden and Norway pay for rural electrification project in Mozambique

7 February 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 7 Feb – The capital of the Maúa district, in Mozambique’s Niassa province, has been receiving electricity from the national grid since January, state electricity company, Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) said in Maputo.

Work began in October 2008 at the hands of contractor Eltel Networks, of Sweden, and the project cost 88.64 million Swedish kroner, jointly funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and its Norwegian counterpart, Norad.

The electrification of the district is part of the Project for Rural Electrification of Niassa province, which aims to link the districts of Mecanhelas, Metarica, Maúa and Marrupa to the national grid, as well as the administrative post of Entre-Lagos. (macauhub)