The electrification of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province is going into its final phase with the start of work, this year, to link the last two of a total 17 districts to the national power grid, Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias reported.
With a cost of 100 million meticals (US$3.5 million), the project, which will be carried out by Mozambican company Electrotec over 12 months, is focused on building a 105 kilometre 33 kV power transmission line starting in Montepuez.
According to state electricity company Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM), the project includes installation of seven transformation posts and a low voltage transmission line at least 10 kilometres long to reach 250 consumers, as well as installing 600 street lights.
The rural electrification programme in Mozambique outline linking all of the country’s 18 district capitals to the national grid by 2014. (macauhub)