Mozambique: World Bank and European Union fund planning and management training

26 March 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 26 March – The World Bank and the European Commission plan to provide funding of 1.4 million euros to finance a project for training in the areas of planning and management in the energy sector, according to a report in Mozambican newspaper, Notícias.

The project, the paper said, aimed to provide technical support to the Energy Ministry in making better use of vegetable and fossil fuels in urban areas in the cities of Maputo, Beira, Nampula and Quelimane, as well as improving access to power sources in rural areas.

The project, to which the World Bank is to donate 350,000 euros, is part of a European Union energy aid program for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries, after establishing that some 1.6 billion people in the world had no access to power services.

The setting up of the ACP energy fund was approved by the ACP/EU Council of Ministers at meetings in Gaberone (Botswana) in May 2004 and Luxembourg in June 2005. (macauhub)