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    16 July, 2017
President Nyusi inaugurates Kuvaninga power station
 
Bilene (Mozambique), 16 Jul (AIM) – President Filipe Nyusi on 15 July inaugurated a gas fired power plant station in Macarretane in the southern province of Gaza.

The Kuvaninga power project is a public private partnership composed of Mozambican investors, with technical and financial assistance from South African partners. The project required an investment of US$110 million with construction commencing in 2014.

Kuvaninga will supply 40 megawatts of electricity to the southern grid which is run by the publicly owned electricity company EDM. The gas comes from the Temane field in Inhambane province, operated by the South African petrochemical giant Sasol.

At rallies held by President Nyusi during his visit to Gaza province, one of the main issues raised was the need for access to electricity.

President Nyusi has emphasised that the new power plant will also have a positive impact in neighbouring Inhambane, which suffers from frequent power cuts due to the increased consumption of electricity over recent years.

At a rally in Chongoene last week, President Nyusi said that various projects are in the pipeline which will increase the electricity supply even further. This will include the Mapai power plant in northern Gaza.
(AIM)
 
 
  4 September, 2017  
 
Over twenty thousand farmers benefit from mechanisation programme
 
From October 2016 to July this year, 21,045 Mozambican farmers benefitted from tractors to plough their lands, and other technological packages to improve agricultural production and productivity.

 
  2 September, 2017  
 
Moatize – Macuse project to begin in late 2018
 
The Mozambican Ministry of Transport and Communications announced in Maputo on 1 September that the construction of a new railway from the western province of Tete to Macuse, on the coast of Zambezia province, should begin in late 2018, and be concluded in the first quarter of 2021.

 
  23 August, 2017  
 
Five billion meticais for road maintenance
 
The Ministry of Public Works expects to spend five billion meticais on routine road maintenance this year.

 


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