Ibo Island, in Mozambique linked to national power grid

31 January 2012

Maputo, Mozambique, 31 March – The island of Ibo, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, has been linked up to the national power grid since 28 January, Mozambican state electricity company Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) said in a statement published in Maputo.

In the statement EdM also said that the project, which cost 162 million meticals, included 7 kilometres of medium voltage cables, 10 kilometres of undersea cables between Quissanga and Ibo and 2 e 2 transformation posts.

At the moment 19 families are linked to the grid and, in the next few days, over 250 new connections are due to be made.

The island, which is part of the Quirimbas National Park, is 10 kilometres long by 5 kilometres wide and is almost totally urban. (macauhub)