Germany grants 15 million euros in aid to Mozambique

13 July 2017

Germany plans to spend 15 million euros to finance Phase II of the Electricity Grid Modernisation Project in Mozambique under an agreement signed on Wednesday in Maputo by representatives of the two countries.

The project, which is expected to start in the next six months, will connect the Beleluane Industrial Park power grid to nearby residential areas in Matola, an industrial and residential area about 15 kilometres southwest of the capital Maputo.

The document was signed by the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Nyeleti Mondlane and the German ambassador to Mozambique, Detlev Wolter, according to Mozambican news agency AIM.

The ambassador said that the money that his country will pay out is to build a new substation 66/33 Kilovolt substation and new low voltage networks (33 kilovolts) in the industrial park, connecting to Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) state grid.

Nyeleti Mondlane recalled the Financial Cooperation Agreement and the Technical Cooperation Agreement, signed last March and with financial support in the amount of 157 million euros, aimed at helping Mozambique in the sectors of education, sustainable economic development, decentralisation and public finance and in the transmission of electricity between Mozambique and Malawi. (macauhub)