Beira in Mozambique to carry out building work to protect coastal areas

13 August 2010

Beira, Mozambique, 13 Aug – The Beira Municipal Council has announced it has secured financing from international partners to carry out work to protect the city’s coastal area, specifically construction of new dykes and repairing others.

The head of the Beira council, Daviz Simango, said, however that the municipality was seeking funding of US$3 million to re-open the bridge crossing the Chiveve channel next to the port of Beira in order to allow for circulation of the water.

Simango said that the Arab Bank for the Economic Development of Africa (BADEA) had contributed US$8 million for the sanitation project for the city of Beira.

Mozambique’s relationship with BADEA goes back to 1975, when the first credit agreement was signed to support the Balance of Payments, to the value of US$10 million.

Since then the bank has financed around 32 projects in the areas of roads, agriculture and rural development, transport and communications, energy, health, fisheries, education and higher education, with a total of around US$176 million. (macauhub)