POWER FROM MOZAMBIQUE’S CAHORA BASSA DAM TO REACH DOA DISTRICT BY FEB 2018

MAPUTO, Electricity from Mozambique’s Cahora Bassa Dam on the Zambezi River will reach the district of Doa in the western Mozambican province of Tete in February next year, according to the Doa district administrator, Domingos Viola.

Doa is one of two new districts in Tete which began to operate with a district government in June 2014. Previously it was an administrative post under Mutarara district. Doa town relies on a generator for its electricity. The second new Tete district, Marara, already benefits from Cahora Bassa power.

Viola says the topographic survey of the area through which the electricity transmission lines will pass has already been done. The pylons have already arrived and will soon be put in place.

The transmission line will reach Doa from the neighbouring district of Moatize. In addition to Doa town, the line will benefit Chazia and Chuez communities, as well as the villages of Madhamba, Kambulatsitsi and Necungas in Moatize. In all, the new line is expected to benefit more than 40,000 people.

Viola said the Doa public, and the district government, have enormous expectations from the impending connection to the national grid. He was confident that electrification would stimulate development of the district by, for example, allowing flour mills to run on electricity rather than diesel. We shall also introduce a night course in to schools, so that people can study,” he added.

So we’re eager. The contractor gave us a guarantee that the installation would be completed within six months. So we hope that in February our district will be illuminated with power from Cahora Bassa.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK