Mozambique: City of Quelimane plans to boost water supply in 2009

29 December 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 29 Dec – The water distribution network in the Mozambican city of Quelimane is due to be extended by 76 kilometres in 2009, at a cost of US$1.4 million, Mozambican daily newspaper, Notícias reported Monday.

The director of Mozambican water company, Águas de Moçambique, in the provincial capital of Zambézia province, told Notícias that the project would increase coverage of the city from 50 percent to 60 percent.

Also according to Elídio Cossa, the investment funded by the government will make it possible to install 4,100 new links and build 50 new water fountains.

Quelimane is the capital of the municipality of the same name, which has an area of 117 square kilometres and a population of 185,000 people. (macauhub)