Chimoio, Mozambique — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 07 December 2011 – Mozambique’s Manica province, in the central region of the country, is to have a new hydroelectric power plant in 2014 with sufficient capacity to also provide power to the neighbouring province of Sofala.
Announcing this here, Manica governor Ana Comoane told public radio station Rádio Mozambique that the facility was already under construction on the Nhancangare River, in the Barué district of the province. It was expected to cost US$60 million.
With the construction of the Nhancangare dam, Manica province will have three facilities of this kind “’ the Chicamba and Mavuzi hydroelectric projects are already operating on the Revué River.
The location of most of the rivers in southern Africa gives Mozambique an enormous potential for generating hydroelectricity, as is the case with the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric dam, which is one of the largest in the world.