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Cabo Delgado requests $50m for electrification programme

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The provincial government in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado region is seeking $50 million from foreign partners for the electrification of seven of its districts, the Provincial Directorate of Mineral Resources and Energy (DIPREME) announced on Sunday.

DIPREME said in a statement that the districts to benefit from the proposed electricity projects are Palma, Mocimboa da Praia, Nangade, Mueda, Muidumbe, Quissanga and Macomia.

“The aforementioned amount would be used to purchase electric conductors for the installation of 1,015.6 kilometres of medium voltage line, 140 kilometres of low voltage and installation of 139 transformer substations of 160 KVA,” the directorate said.

According to DIPREME, only 46 of Cabo Delgado’s 68 administrative districts are electrified. Only 375,255 families or 16 percent of the total population have access to electricity, the directorate said.

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