Arab bank supporting rural electrification n Niassa, Mozambique

4 July 2013

The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) will spend US$10 million to support the rural electrification project in Mozambique’s Niassa province, said Vice-Minister of Fisheries Gabriel Mutisse.

Mutisse made his comments as spokesman of the Council of Ministers meeting. He indicated that a 215 km long 110 kV electric power line would be built to connect Cuambo and Marrupa, as well as another one 132 km long meant to supply power to various villages and other places in the province.

The Maputo-base daily Notícias reported that Mutisse said the government had approved terms of the concession contract with the state-owned Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos for the pipeline to transport natural gas from Beluluane/Matola to the city of Maputo and to Marracuene.

The aim of this project is to transport and supply natural gas for electricity production, with capacity above 50 MW, and to feed a distribution network with volumes that can be more than 2.0 million gigajoules per year. (macauhub)