Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, to undergo urban renewal

12 May 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 12 May – The second phase of the Maputo Municipal Development Programme (PDMM), due to be put in place from September 2010 until 2016, has funding of over US$100 million, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported in Maputo.

The paper said that the physical work of the programme would involve institutional development, urban infrastructure, urban planning and metropolitan progress.

The urban land planning component, for example, includes roads, water supply, sanitation and public lighting.

Work in unorganised neighbourhoods will be regulated by providing land use titles.

In the area of infrastructures the focus will be on construction and conservation of buildings, according to information published by the Municipal Council, which for the metropolitan development component will involve activities to improve municipal services in the transport and traffic sector, as well as solid urban waste management.

As well as the World Bank, ProMaputo also has funding from other cooperation partners. (macauhub)