Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Malawi has signed three contracts worth $148.1 million for the infrastructure development project to rehabilitate and upgrade electricity supply equipment in the country.
The contractors will work to improve existing Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) infrastructure, including construction of the 173 kilometres 400 kV overhead transmission power line from Phombeya Sub-station in Balaka to Nkhoma Sub-station in Lilongwe. The line will pass through Balaka, Ntcheu, Dedza and Lilongwe districts. Construction of the power line is set to improve the quality and reliability of supply in the Northern, Central and Southern regions of the country. The three contractors are the consortium of Andritz Hydro and Mota-Engil, Larsen & Toubro and Kalpataru Power Transmission. In the picture, MCA-M chief executive Susan Banda and a representative of one of the three contractrors show off the contract document.—LISA VINTULLA, Malawi News Agency