Mozambique: Japan funds Vilas do Milénio

9 February 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 9 Feb – Japan plans to provide funding of US$10 million to build three more Vilas do Milénio (Millenium Towns) in Lionde, in Mozambique’s Gaza province, in Monapo, in Nampula province, and Alto Molócuè in Zambezia province, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

In order to assess all aspects of the project, a mission from Millennium Promise Japan, headed up by its director, Rieko Kitaoka, is currently visiting Mozambique to keep up to date on progress made at the Vilas do Milénio of Chibuto, in Gaza province, and Lumbo in Nampula.

The mission is also preparing for a group of Japanese volunteers to travel to Mozambique to be based at the Chibuto Vila do Milénio. (macauhub)