Chinese firm builds water supply system in Mozambique

26 July 2007

Quelimane, Mozambique, 26 July – A new system to supply drinking water to the city of Quelimane, capital of Mozambique’s Zambezia province, cost 320 million meticais (about US$ 13 million) and is benefiting around 70,000 people.

Inaugurated last week by President Armando Guebuza, the new system means residents of Quelimane now have drinking water 24 hours a day. The previous supply was restricted to 8 percent of the population and only available 8 hours daily.

The project was funded by a World Bank loan to Mozambique’s state Water Supply Investment Fund (FIPAG) and built by the Sinohydro Corporation of China. (macauhub)