World Bank to give $57 M for the Malawi-Mozambique interconnection

The World Bank has approved grants and loans totalling $57 M for the project to interconnect the Mozambican and Malawian electricity grids.

The release adds that Mozambique is expected to receive a grant of $24 M from a Norwegian trust fund administered by the World Bank and a grant of $22.1 M from the German government.

The project will interconnect the Mozambique and Malawi transmission systems to enable both countries to engage in bilateral and regional power trade in the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP).

The project includes construction of a 218 km, 400 kV high voltage alternating current transmission line, grid connections, and associated infrastructure including substation works.

The new line will start at the Matambo substation in the western Mozambican province of Tete, and end at Phombeya substation in Balaka District in southern Malawi.

Source: Southern Times Africa