The second phase of the natural gas project in Pande and Temane and the light oil project in Inhassoro, in Inhambane province, southern Mozambique, will take place in the 2020-2024 five-year period, the Mozambican prime minister said on Thursday in Maputo.
Carlos Agostinho do Rosário, who spoke at the session to present and examine the Government’s Five Year Programme (PQG) for 2020-2024 in parliament, said that those two projects will be the highlight among the large investments to be carried out in the five-year period.
The prime minister’s hope also extends to the beginning of production of the gas exploration and liquefaction project on the Coral Sul floating platform in Area 4 in the Rovuma basin and the beginning of the projects in Area 1 of the same basin. As part of these projects two natural gas liquefaction modules are due to be installed in Afungi, in Cabo Delgado province, northern Mozambique.
The prime minister also said that in terms of electricity in this five-year period the aim is to supply power to all of the country’s administrative posts after the process of electrification of all district headquarters was concluded, according to the AIM news agency.
To achieve this, as part of the Energy for All Programme, in this five-year period the natural gas thermoelectric plant in Temane is due to be built, the construction of solar plants in Metoro and Pemba in Cabo Delgado and Cuamba, in Niassa province will be concluded, along with the construction of two mini-hydro plants in Berua, in Zambézia and Luaisse, in Niassa province and the construction of a the high-voltage Cuamba-marrupa power transmission line will be finished.
With these projects, the prime minister believes that Mozambique will increase the number of consumers of power from the national grid by 3.8 million, increasing the coverage rate of the population with access to high-quality energy from 34% currently to 63% in 2024.