African Development Bank supports water supply in NIassa province, Mozambique

18 February 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 18 Feb – The African Development Bank (ADB) is set to fund water supply and sanitation in Lichinga and Cuamba, in the Mozambican province of Niassa, a project expected to cost US$30 million.

According to information from the ADB published Wednesday, when the project is concluded, within the next four years, it will provide drinking water to 70 percent of the population in both municipal areas.

The work will be the responsibility of the Fund for Water Supply Investment and Assets (Fipag), the National Water Directorate and the Water Regulatory Council.

The ADB has funded projects in Mozambique since 1977 and currently has around 20 underway in the country, in the form of credits and donations, to a value of 530 million euros. (macauhub)