Japan will donate US$18.5 million for the construction of a new electrical substation in Namialo, Meconta district, in Nampula province, northern Mozambique, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said in a statement.
The JICA statement said the amount to be donated includes funding for improvements to the existing substations in the city of Nampula, including Nampula 220 and Nampula Central.
This project to boost the power transmission network is intended to introduce reliability and redundancy to the power supply along the Nacala Corridor, where energy demand is increasing rapidly.
The donation will pay for engineering, construction of the Namialo substation, equipment acquisition and installation, including new transmission towers and supply of transformers for electrification of the two secretarial posts, also located in Nampula province.
In the statement, JICA said that in this way the Japanese government is contributing to economic development in the region and improving the lives of people living in the Nacala corridor.
JICA is a Japanese government institution responsible for implementing programmes to support developing countries. It opened an office in Mozambique in 2003. (macauhub/MZ)