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Beluluane Industrial Park No Longer Dependent on Diesel Generators Thanks to German Support of 1.4B Meticals

Beluluane Industrial Park No Longer Dependent on Diesel Generators Thanks to German Support of 1.4B Meticals

The power supplied to the 50 companies at MozParks, the largest industrial park in Maputo, will now be provided by the electricity grid, leaving them no longer dependent on diesel generators, following a German donation of 1.4 billion meticals (20.8 million euros), Lusa reported this Friday, 10 May.

‘MozParks is Mozambique’s first and largest industrial park and a prestigious government project. Its energy supply is now updated, reinforced and connected to the national electricity grid through a more reliable transmission network,’ says a note from the German embassy in Maputo sent to the news agency.

It should be remembered that the 50 companies currently operating in MozParks, with more than 10,000 workers, ‘have relied heavily on burning diesel fuel through diesel generators to meet their energy consumption needs’.

‘This inefficient and costly option has had a high environmental impact and has dissuaded companies from setting up in the park.’

German Embassy

The grid connection project, inaugurated by Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and the German ambassador in Maputo, Ronald Muench, was implemented by Electricidade de Mozambican (EDM) and ‘financed by a donation of 1.4 billion meticals (20.8 million euros) from German Cooperation’, through the German Development Bank (KfW).

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‘Once the project is completed, the number of companies based in the park and job opportunities for the neighbouring communities are expected to increase. MozParks plans to host more than 100 companies, which could create around 20,000 new jobs over the next ten years. In addition, around three thousand new customers in disadvantaged communities will have consistent and long-term sustainable access to energy in the Mavoco and Mahoche areas.’

German Embassy

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