Mozambique: European Commission funds three development projects

14 March 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 14 March – The European Commission said Thursday in Maputo that it was granting Mozambique 9.4 million euros for projects in the areas of water management and rehabilitation, energy and commercial planning and management and business climate.

The three funding agreements were signed in Maputo by the representative of the European Commission in Mozambique, Glauco Calzuola, and by Mozambique’s deputy minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Henrique Banze.

The water project plans to rebuild the drinking water supply and improve sanitation and drainage systems in five districts of Inhambane province, in southern Mozambique.

In the area of energy, the Commission will donate 1.4 million euros – of which 350,000 euros will be supplied by the World Bank – to provide technical support to the Mozambican Energy Ministry to make better use of vegetable and fossil fuels in the urban areas of Maputo (south), Beira, Quelimane (center) and Nampula (north).

The project for training and management of energy plans also to make improvements in the area of Energy on a central and provincial level.

The European Commission will also provide 5.8 million euros for projects to support commerce and the country’s business climate, in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Agency. (macauhub)