United States funds more development projects in Mozambique

28 August 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 28 Aug – The United States plans to provide US$2 billion in funding for the execution of several projects in Mozambique over the next five years in the health, education and agricultural sectors, Mozambican newspaper Diário de Moçambique reported Thursday.

Currently, the projects funded by the US administration in Mozambique total an annual US$350 million, of which US$250 million are applied to the health sector.

The information was made public Wednesday by the business attaché of the US embassy in Mozambique,. Todd Chapman, speaking to journalists in the city of Beira, the capital of Sofala province.

“The funding I mentioned aims to turn Mozambique into a more prosperous, democratic and healthy nation,” Chapman noted.

The first project funded by the US in Mozambique was in 1984 and was carried out by the United States International Dev elopement Agency (USAID). (macauhub)