Construction works for the 218-kilometre (km) 400 kilovolts (kV) high voltage transmission line under the Malawi- Mozambique Power Transmission Interconnection Project has started.
The transmission line will start from Matambo in Mozambique up to Phombeya power sub-station in Balaka.
Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony today at Mutarara in Tete Province, Mozambique, Ankii Kumar Sharma, resident site manager for Larsen and Toubro Limited, contractor of the project, assured that they will finish the work by December this year.
“This is the project of high importance and will be completed within the timeframe,” he said.
On his part, Consul General at Malawi Consulate in Tete, Mozambique Happy Saka said this is the beginning of a new chapter in as far electricity supply is concerned.
*All the paperwork has been finalised and the contractor is on the ground. Finally the project is starting,” he said.
The project contractors are Larsen and Toubro, an Indian multinational construction firm, and Gola Civil Engineering Contractors Limited.