Mozambican power company EdM provides electricity to its 100th district

31 March 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 31 March – The coastal district of Quissanga, in Cabo Delgado province, will Thursday become the 100th district in Mozambique to be connected to the national power grid, and supplied with power from the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric dam in Tete, according to Mozambican newspaper Notícias.

With the electrification of this district, only 28 districts are still left to be hooked up to the grid, three of which in Cabo Delgado, specifically, Namuno, Ibo and Balama.

Luís Amado, director for Projects at Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM), said that of that group funding had been secured for 25 districts and that in relation to Balama and Namuno, in Cabo Delgado and Mecula, in Niassa province efforts were still being made with a view to finding funding.

According to Luís Amado, the 3rd phase of the rural electrification project in Cabo Delgado is coming to an end and included setting up the Macomia sub-station and transmission line, which starts at Metoro and travels over 132 kilometres to the district capital.

With the conclusion of this project, Cabo Delgado province will have 13 district capitals connected to the national grid. (macauhub)