Mozambique’s Manica province to have a third hydroelectric power plant

6 December 2011

Chimoio, Mozambique, 6 Dec – Mozambique’s Manica province, in the central region of the country, will have a new hydroelectric plant in 2014 costing and expected US$60 million, with capacity also to provide power to the neighbouring province of Sofala, the governor of Manica announced.

Ana Comoane told public radio station Rádio Moçambique that the facility was under construction on the Nhancangare River, in Barué district, Manica province.

With the construction of the Nhancangare dam, Manica province will have three facilities of this kind, as the Chicamba and Mavuzi dams are already operating on the Revué River.

The location of most of the rivers in southern Africa gives Mozambique an enormous potential for generating hydroelectricity, as is the case with the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Dam (HCB), which is one of the largest in the world. (macauhub)