Mozambique: World Bank takes part in Maputo development programme

26 May 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 26 May – The World Bank plans to contribute US$50 million to fund the second stage of the Maputo Development Programme (Promaputo), the execution of which will begin in September 2010, newspaper Notícias reported in Maputo.

Of the funding needed for execution of the project, which aims to build infrastructures, rebuild roads and sewage and drainage networks, the municipality of Maputo will provide US$15 million and the central Government will inject a further US$5 million.

Notícias also reported that a team from the World Bank had recently been in Maputo in order to assess the intermediate implementation of the first phase of Promaputo, the end of which is scheduled for August 2010.

The mayor of Maputo, David Simango noted that the World Bank, which is the biggest supporter of Promaputo, would continue to fund the programme’s projects, whilst also saying he was happy with the results achieved so far.

In the second phase of the Promaputo, one of the priorities is to re-build Avenida Julius Nyere, work on which, estimated to cost US$15 million, is expected to begin in September 2010, as well as reconstruction of Avenida Milagre Mabote, which is expected to begin this year. (macauhub)