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Malawi, Mozambique sign power interconnection agreement

June 2013
MALAWI AND Mozambique have signed a power interconnection agreement to enable Malawi to draw electricity from the massive Cahora Bassa dam in Mozambique.

Under the agreement, signed by Mozambican President Armando Guebuza and Malawian President Joyce Banda, the interconnection will be done in two phases.

The first phase will involve constructing system and transmitters that will take electricity from Matambo Substation in Tete, Mozambique, to Phombeya in Balaka, Malawi. The second and last phase will include systems to extend the connection back to Nampula and Nacala provinces in Mozambique through Malawi.

Mozambique is expected to finance the 200 km power connection from Tete to Balaka while Malawi will finance the 800 km extension of the connection from Balaka to Nacala.