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Power line between Temane and Maputo concluded by December

Work on the electricity transmission line between Temane and Maputo, budgeted at 500 million dollars, will be concluded by December.

The project, which is associated to the 450 megawatt Temane Thermal Power Station, powered by Mozambican natural gas, envisages the construction of a 400 KV transmission line running for 563 kilometres from Temane, in Inhambane province, to Maputo.

According to Marcelino Alberto, chairman of the board of directors of the publicly owned electricity company, EDM, 85 percent of the work has been concluded, and 20 electricity pylons have been installed.

“About 50 kilometres have been deforested, but the power lines have not been launched yet. This phase should have ended in February but, due to various problems, it was delayed”, Alberto said.

The power line, in its first phase, will also have sub-stations in Vilankulo, Chibuto, Marracuene and Maputo, crossing three provinces and 13 districts.

“236 resettlement houses were built for the families covered by the project. In general, over three thousand people have been compensated for the loss of houses and land”, Alberto explained, during his monitoring visit to Temane on Friday.

The project is funded with the support of the World Bank, African Development Bank and the Opec Fund for International Development.

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