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Post-Cyclone Reconstruction: WB Disburses $43M for Installation of New Power Line in Sofala

Post-Cyclone Reconstruction: WB Disburses $43M for Installation of New Power Line in Sofala

The installation of a new medium voltage power line in the city of Beira, in the centre of the country, is budgeted at US$43 million and could be ready by next February.

The work is funded by the World Bank as part of the post-cyclone Idai reconstruction that devastated a large area of the Centre of the Country in 2019.

According to Aníbal Barca, director of Customer Service at the Beira branch of Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), the works have been underway since last September and at a good pace, also covering Buzi district.

“With this work, it is expected that the problem of blackouts and restrictions in the supply of power to consumers will be minimised,” said Aníbal Barca, cited last Friday, 20 January, by Noticias, adding that the new pillars are made of reinforced concrete and are resistant to climate change.

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The present initiative, the official also said, covers the areas of Beira strongly affected by the 2019 cyclone. The new towers will be installed along 4.5 kilometres of line from Munhava Station to the neighbourhoods of Chipangara, Manga and Inhamizua.

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