Mozambique: Millennium Challenge Account Mozambique funds plantation with 1.2 million coconut palms in Zambézia and Nampula

2 January 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 2 Jan – Around one million coconut palms are to be planted in the Mozambican provinces of Zambezia and Nampula over the next five years an investment of over US$17 million, the executive director of the Millennium Challenge Account Mozambique (MCA), Paulo Fumane told Macauhub.

“As of January we will begin to plant 50,000 coconut palm seedlings in the northern part of Zambézia and the south of Nampula at an initial investment of US$135,000,” said Fumane.

The first phase of this project will take place in the district of Nicoadala (Zambezia), where 20,000 seedlings will be planted and in the area of Maquival 10,000 seedlings will be planted.

A further 20,000 coconut palms will be planted in the coastal district of Angoche, in Nampula province.

The MCA is involved in various sectors in Mozambique, particularly water and sanitation (US$203.6 million), road rebuilding (US$176.3 million), computerising the national land registry (US$39.1 million) and the re-launch of the coconut palm in Zambezia and Nampula (US$17.4 million), amongst other projects.

The Millennium Challenge Account Mozambique is focused on projects in the provinces of Cabo Delgado, Zambezia and Nampula. (macauhub)