Maputo, Mozambique, 10 Nov – Brazil is to provide US$18 million to Mozambique to transform the Nacala airbase in Mozambique’s Nampula province, into an international airport, according to daily state newspaper Notícias.
The paper reported that the funding was part of a general financing packaged of US$300 million for infrastructures as part of cooperation between Mozambique and Brazil, which is currently considered to be at its highest point.
As part of an official visit by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to Mozambique, the Mozambican and Brazilian governments Tuesday in Maputo signed five agreements in the areas of health, education, agriculture and urbanisation.
The agreements complement the cooperation agreement for establishing a human milk bank and lactation centre, a tele-health centre, library and distance learning programme for women, child and adolescent health, as well as setting up Brazil’s Open University.
Other agreements involve establishing trilateral cooperation with Japan, for development of Savannah agriculture (Pro-Savana) and planning of the Chamanculo “C” neighbourhood in the country’s capital, Maputo. (macauhub)