Italy provides aid for training in health sector in Mozambique

23 November 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 23 Nov – Italy is to provide Mozambique with 7.5 million euros for human resources training in the health sector, under the terms of an agreement signed in Maputo Friday by the two governments.

The agreement, for projects over a three-year period, is aimed mainly at the provinces of Sofala, Maputo-City, and was signed by the Mozambican Foreign Affairs Minister, Oldemiro Baloi, and by the Italian ambassador in Maputo, Carlo Lo Cascio.

The Italian aid is part of a four-agreement package in the health sector, worth a total 38 million euros, three of which were signed in Italy in May during a visit by Oldemiro Baloi to the country.

Italy is also one of the countries that directly contributes to the Mozambican State Budget, along with another 18 countries and institutions.

IN the first eight months of the year, according to the ambassador, exports from Italy to Mozambique rose by 10 percent, or a total of 23 million euros, mainly in agricultural machinery, but the balance of trade is negative for Italy, which mainly imports aluminium from Mozambique. (macauhub)