Maringué and Muanza, two districts in Mozambique’s Sofala province will be linked to the Mozambican power grid at the beginning of 2014.

Provincial Governor Félix Paulo, who didn’t disclose the amount of investment involved, noted that the central government had provided the first tranche of fund to pay the three companies selected in the public tender for the project.

Work will commence with construction of a 220kV sub-station in the Dondo district, from where a medium voltage line will be constructed to the two districts, reported macauhub.

In addition, the sub-station will improve the quality of electricity distributed in the cities of Dondo and Beira, the provincial capital.

Currently, the two districts are supplied with electricity by generators that run for only four hours a day and by 32 solar panels.