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New hydro power prospects for Mozambique

18 June 2009 – The Mozambican government has identified 100 new hydro-electric projects which could generate up to 14 000 megawatts.  The new sites are located in the central province of Manica and northern provinces of Tete and Niassa.

A strategic draft on the projects would be produced within three months and implementation would begin by the end of the year. Currently Mozambique produces 2 500 megawatts, mainly from the Cahora Bassa hydro-electric project on the Zambezi River, north of Maputo.

It also supplies other SADC countries struggling with a power crisis such as South Africa, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.