Mozambican government invests US$8 million in water supply system in Xai-Xai

20 April 2010

Xai-Xai, Mozambique, 20 April – Construction of the water supply network in the Mozambican city of Xai-Xai, in Gaza province, represented an investment of 269 million meticals (around US$8.1 million), Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

The Minister for Public Works and Housing, Cadmiel Muthemba, said at the time that the investment was part of efforts to combat poverty in the country and was one of teh premises of the millennium development goals.

The project, the inauguration of which marked the end of the second phase of the project to rebuild the water supply system to the city, increased previous capacity of 13,300 cubic metres to 31,000 cubic metres.

The network so far had a daily supply capacity of 12,500 cubic metres, in a distribution network of 388 kilometres of pipes that served just over 82 percent of the 182,000 inhabitants of Xai-Xai.

The African Development Bank took part in the event via its resident director in Mozambique, Alice Hamer. (macauhub)