The government of Mozambique has signed a US $506m deal with various foreign institutions for the Temane-Maputo power line project. The foreign institutions involved in the signing include; Notícias, the Government of Norway, the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Islamic Development Bank, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Fund and the Southern African Development Bank.
The power line project is an initiative of the Mozambican government and the publicly owned electricity company, EDM. It is set to be a 563km electricity transmission line from Temane, in the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane, to Maputo.
Construction works on the development involves of a 340km stretch between Vilanculos-Chibuto (provinces of Inhambane and Gaza), 180km on the Chibuto-Matalane section (Gaza-Maputo) and 43km on the Matalane-Maputo section.