The construction work for the first phase of the electrification of Mozambique, as part of the “National Energy for All Programme” (ProEnergia), which aims to ensure that all citizens have access to electricity by 2030, begins in this quarter, Mozambican weekly newspaper Domingo reported.
ProEnergia, launched in November 2018 by the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, has an estimated cost of approximately US$5 billion, which will be allocated to Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) and the Energy Fund (Funae).
The programme is intended to solve Mozambique’s current situation, in which only 30% of the population has access to electricity. The weekly reported that the government has already managed to raise US$300 million for the implementation of the first phase of electrification.
This phase of the project, which runs until 2021, is intended to provide between 350,000 and 400,000 new connections, through a combination of systems within and outside the national power grid and basic conditions to ensure the implementation of the programme and achieve universal access by 2030 are now being implemented.
The World Bank announced in April 2019 it had granted funding of US$148 million to Mozambique to increase access to electrical energy in five of the poorest provinces in the country.
The statement, which mentions Niassa, Nampula, Zambézia, Sofala and Cabo Delgado as the five provinces, said that of the overall amount US$82 million are a donation, with the remaining US$66 million provided by a multi-donor fund managed by the World Bank. (macauhub)