Germany supports rural development in Inhambane, Mozambique

13 May 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 13 May – The German government will disburse 15 million euros to support the second stage of the Rural Development Investment Fund (FINDER) in southern Mozambique’s Inhambane province, fund representative Robert Rosende has stated.

The money will be used to build and renovate roads and public buildings in districts of Inhambane province, one the poorest in Mozambique, Rosende said on Wednesday.

“The German government has a very positive evaluation of its cooperation with Inhambane and for this reason has assured the outlay of 15 million euros to give continuity to FINDER’s activities in this province from 2011 on,” he added.

All projects covered by the fund were conceived by the Mozambican government and will be managed by district administrators, as happened in the first stage, which had a “very positive application”.

In the scope of its cooperation with Mozambique, Germany granted an aid package of 115.5 million euros in April, addressed to the education sector, decentralisation for rural development, direct state budget support and economic development. (macauhub)