Mozambican government launches international tender for construction of drinking water reservoir

22 September 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 22 Sept – The Mozambican Fund for Investment and Facilities for Water supply (Fipag) has launched a public tender for construction of a water reservoir in the city of Nampula, in northern Mozambique, a source from the fund told Macauhub.

The source also said that Fipag planned to launch another tender for construction of a water distribution centre in the city of Quelimane, the capital of Zambézia province, in the central-northern region of the country.

Chinese companies have been heavily involved in the construction and refurbishment of water supply systems of some Mozambican cities, including the capital, Maputo.

The Mozambican government received a loan from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank, to fund a project to expand the water supply system and for institutional support, and plans to apply some of those funds to these projects.

The public tender will be international and companies with a minimum annual turnover of US$4 million will be able to take part provided they have competed for three similar tenders in the last five years. (macauhub)