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Construction work to strengthen power transmission in Lilongwe under way

Construction work is in progress towards strengthening power transmission network in Lilongwe City.

These on-going works are on track for the construction of the new 66 kilovolts (kV) Lilongwe-Ring Transmission Line.

The 32 kilometer line will go round the city from Bunda Turn-Off substation to Lilongwe A substation (near Town Hall).

Then to Area 48 substation (behind Bingu National Stadium) up to Kauma substation, before connecting Lilongwe C substation (near Kamuzu Barracks) and back to Bunda Turn-Off.

The project involves replacing the wooden poles with self-supporting steel towers and partly monopoles, in order to avoid vandalism.

Once completed, the project is expected to stabilize electricity supply within Lilongwe City as each substation within the ring will be fed via two feeders.

Hence any fault on any section of the feeder, will not affect other sections as is the case with the current system.

This will ensure continuity of power supply within the city. This project is part of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) funded $350.7 million Malawi Compact courtesy of tax payers from the People of United States of America (USA).

Tags : Bingu National StadiumBunda Turn-Off substationMillennium Challenge Corporation
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