Refurbishment work on Massingir dam in Mozambique, due to begin in 2010

21 December 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 21 Dec – Refurbishment work on the Massingir dam, which was damaged in May 2008, are due to begin in the first half of next year, the director general of ARA-Sul, Olinda de Sousa said.

According to Mozambican newspaper Noticias, the African Development Bank, via the African Development Fund, will fund the construction work estimated to cost US$20.6 million.
Olinda de Sousa said that the Southern Regional Water Administration (ARA-Sul) is concluding the design and specifications for refurbishing several of the dams moving parts.

As well as this, ARA-Sul also received funding for the second stage of rehabilitation of Massingir.

Olinda de Sousa said that the international public tender for pre-qualification of contractors had been launched. (macauhub)