Government of Mozambique approves construction of Chemba I and II hydroelectric project

12 December 2014

The government of Mozambique has approved the Chemba I and II hydroelectric project, costing an estimated US$2.55 billion, said the government spokesman and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Tuesday in Maputo.

Henrique Banze said after the meeting of the Council of Ministers that this project was scheduled to start in 2015 and “will be instrumental in improving the quality of life of the population of Manica, Tete and Sofala, the three provinces covered.”

The minister also said that Chemba I will have the capacity to produce 1,000 megawatts of electricity and Chemba II to produce 400 megawatts of electricity and stressed that both would help to attract more enterprises, because there will be greater availability of energy.”(macauhub/MZ)