(Xinhua) -- Nearly 25 million Mozambicans
will benefit from an expansion plan connecting more rural and urban
areas to the national grid by the national electricity company,
Mozambican authorities announced here on Monday.
year the electricity company invests around 100 million U.S. dollars
to expand electric power throughout the country, and we believe that
by 2030 we will cover the entire country, which means every home or
family will benefit from connecting their houses to the national
grid," said Pascoal Bassela from the Mozambique Electric power
Speaking at the annual meeting of the Ministry of Mineral
Resources and Energy, Bassela said the plan will be successfully
executed, considering partners’ commitment to support the goal.
Leticia Klemens, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, also
said the country needs not only to diversify its sources for
electric power generation to meet national demand, but also to play
an important role in supplying resource in the southern African
"We would also like to reinforce our position in the region as
supplier of electric power through natural gas," said the minister.
Currently energy authorities are aiming to build a combined
central power plant estimated at 180 million U.S. dollars with the
generation capacity of 106 megawatts in the southern part of the