The power line between Mozambique and Malawi starting at the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric dam (HCB) in Tete province, is expected to take a few years to become a reality, Mozambiqueâ€™s Energy Minister, Salvador Namburete said last week in Maputo.
Speaking to Mozambican radio station RÃ¡dio MoÃ§ambique, the minister said that construction of a transmission line from the Matambo substation in Tete to Malawi would take around two years, and it would cost an estimated US$100 million.
Malawi is facing a power supply crisis, which is expected to worsen until December, according to the countryâ€™s authorities when maintenance work on one of the hydroelectric power plants set up along the Shire River is due to be concluded.
Last May, Mozambique and Malawi signed a memorandum of understanding for the energy sector with a view to re-activating Malawiâ€™s interest in importing energy from Cahora Bassa, a project which had previously been rejected by deceased President Bingu wa Mutharika.
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