Mozambique: Recovery of Chimunda irrigation system to cost US$12 million

21 October 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 21 Oct – The recovery of the Chimunda irrigation system across over 1,000 hectares of Mozambique’s Inhambane province, is expected to cost at least US$12 million, the governor of the province, Itai Meque said, cited by newspaper Notícias.

The system, which was destroyed in floods that affected the area several years running, was previously responsible for high levels of agricultural production in the north of Inhambane, ensuring production of rice and vegetables throughout the year.

Governor Meque said he believed that his province could solve its hunger problem without the need for support from central government or the international community, if the population were to embrace the idea of food production.

Notícias also said that the African Development Bank (ADB) was one of the organisations that had made itself available to provide funding for the project. (macauhub)