Two districts in Mozambique’s Sofala province – Maringué and Muanza – are due to be linked up to the Mozambican power gird at the beginning of 2014 at the latest, said the provincial governor cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.
Governor Félix Paulo, without naming the amount of investment involved, said that the central government had already provided the first tranche of funding to pay the three companies selected in the public tender launched for that purpose.
Work is due to begin with construction of a 220kV sub-station in the Dondo district from where a medium voltage line will run to the two districts. The sub-station will also improve the quality of electricity distributed in the cities of Dondo and Beira, the provincial capital.
The two districts are currently supplied with electricity by generators that run for just four hours a day and by 32 solar panels. (macauhub)