Brazil supports Mozambique’s national housing policy

26 March 2010

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 26 March – A technical cooperation agreement for the development of construction technologies in Mozambique was signed between Brazil and Mozambique, an official from Caixa Económica Federal (CEF) said in Rio de Janeiro.

Maria Tereza Peres de Souza, responsible for CEF’s international technical coordination, also said that this deal was the second phase of a bilateral cooperation project, which involves supporting the development of a systems of costs and indexes for construction, an incubator for micro companies and a research centre for non-conventional systems for construction of social housing.

CEF is a bank for the support of urban development and the main agent for the Brazilian government’s public policies acting in the areas of housing, sanitation and infrastructure.

Brazilian universities are also contributing to this second phase of the project to support urban development of Mozambique , with the University of Sao Paulo for example, working on drawing up a housing policy proposal for Mozambique.

The Brazilian institution will also supply the Mozambican government with construction projects for social houses. The agreement includes transfer of technology for manufacturing equipment and non-conventional construction methods in a partnership between CEF and Campinas University (Unicamp). (macauhub)