South Korea to fund power transmission line in Mozambique

3 March 2014

The South Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) this year plans to fund construction of a power transmission line in Mozambique, between Maputo and Salamanga, and Chibabava and Massinga, Koica said in a statement issued Friday.

In the statement sent to Macauhub, Koica said that the decision came after a preliminary study by South Korean technicians and the Mozambican state power company, which concluded the project, was viable.

The team of South Korean technicians was in Mozambique in the last week of February to conduct the preliminary study of three projects with an estimated cost of US$7 million requested in 2013 by state power company Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM).

Koica will also fund an electricity training centre, and is considering a third project to reduce power outages across Mozambique.

Koica is expanding its projects in Mozambique in the education, agriculture and infrastructure sectors and has plans to increase funding for social and economic development in the country. (macauhub)