Millennium Challenge Account Mozambique awards more contracts in water sector

24 November 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 24 Nov – The Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Mozambique has awarded ten contracts worth approximately US$5 million, a source from the MCA told Macauhub.

The contracts relate to public tenders launched last October, three of which were for water supply and sanitation projects worth US$2.5 million.

As part of the three water sector contracts boreholes will be drilled, 50 of which in Cabo Delgado province, northern Mozambique and 100 boreholes in Nampula province, also in the north of the country.

Jiangsu Geology & Engineering Co, Ltd, a Chinese company, was awarded a contract to drill boreholes in Nampula province worth US$900,000.

This year the MCA has awarded several contracts in various sectors as part of its projects in the four provinces of northern Mozambique – Cabo Delgado, Niassa, Nampula and Zambézia.

It awarded the contracts to supply software, video-conferencing and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, supply of coconut palm saplings, interpreting and translation services and acquisition of vehicles, amongst others.

Large MCA tenders are due to be launched this year, including work to build and rebuild roads, dams and water supply and sanitation systems in central and northern Mozambique valued at a total of US$300 million.

The tenders so far launched by the MCA have an estimated overall value of US$100 million. (macauhub)