Norway plans to grant US$90 million to support construction of a power transmission line from Tete to Maputo in Mozambique. The Norwegian ambassador to Mozambique, Mette Masst told Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias the funding would be used not only for the Tete-Maputo transmission line but also construction of the Maputo-Malawi transmission line.
The Tete-Maputo line, considered to be the backbone of the electricity grid in southern Mozambique, is expected to cost US$2.7 billion and includes two power transmission lines.
The first alternating current transmission line, costing US$951 million will link the provinces of Tete and Maputo, and will cover all substations along its route, to supply electricity to different points in the provinces of Gaza, Inhambane, Manica and Sofala.
The second line will carry direct current and is expected to cost US$849 million and will be a direct link between the provinces of Tete and Maputo.
Norway recently granted funding of US$5.3 million for completion of the rural electrification programme in the provinces of Cabo Delgado and Zambezia. (macauhub/MZ)