Mozambique: Work on Beira’s sanitation system due to begin in May

14 April 2008

Beira, Mozambique, 14 April – Work to build the Mozambican city of Beira’s sanitation system, costing an estimated 53 million euros and granted to Italian-Portuguese consortium CMC-Condoril, is due to begin in May and end in 2010, according to Mozambican newspaper Notícias.

The work, which was granted in November 2007, is co-funded by the Mozambican Government and the European Commission.

The contractor has already cleaned up a stretch of 184 kilometres of the city’s drainage network, which dates from the 1960s.

The director of the Baeira Sanitation Project, Paulo Óscar said that the launch of a Project to build a new sewage system in the Macurungo neighbourhood, on the outskirts of Beira had been approved.

Work on the Project, expected to start in this half of the year and take two years, has the funding of the Islamic Development Bank and is estimated to cost 30 million euros.

Mozambique’s Minister for Public Works and Housing, Felício Zacarias who visited the work site said, meanwhile, that “the government is looking for more money for the other phases of the project, as well as for the total rehabilitation of the sanitation system of the city of Quelimane, in Zambézia province.” (macauhub)