Zambian President Edgar Lungu, recently thanked Mozambique for supplying emergency electricity to his country. The President expressed his gratitude during a recent meeting with Mozambique’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Pedro Couto, at the State House.
During the meeting President Lungu and Minister Couto discussed the development of a 1,200 megawatt (MW) coal power project to be co-owned by Zambia and Mozambique. The project infrastructure will be located in Tete Province.
President Lungu said that the power project, which will be funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Japan, is a matter of priority.
The President of Zambia said that, in two months’ time, he will meet with President Filipe Nyusi to conclude discussions on the project which will be jointly owned by the two countries.
The President said that Zambia would always be grateful for Mozambique’s support in helping to deal with the power shortage. The head of state said that Zambia’s economy would have been negatively affected if Mozambique declined to supply power.
In March this year Zambia and Mozambique signed a MoU to establish a coal fired power station in Mozambique.
Source: Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation/Daily Mail
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