Mozambique and Malawi to discuss electricity interconnection in August

31 July 2013

Representatives of Mozambique and Malawi are due to meet in August in Maputo to launch technical discussions for the electrical interconnection project between the two countries said the Malawi Energy Ministry spokesman.

Cited by Mozambican news agency AIM, Joseph Kalowekamo said that the aim of the meeting was to evaluate the cost of the feasibility studies and identify potential partners to fund the work that will run from Matambo, in Mozambique’s Tete province, as far as Phombeya, in Malawi.

Last April, Malawi and Mozambique signed an electrical interconnection agreement in Lilongwe. The project had been in the pipeline for many years and was delayed by successive Malawi governments.

According to Kalowekamo, the two countries may receives funding for the project from the World Bank, the African Development Bank, from Norway and perhaps from other partners.

This project is estimated to cost US$100 million and to take at least two years to build. (macauhub)