African Development Bank grants more funding to Mozambique

7 December 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 7 Dec – The African Development Bank (ADB) has granted a further US$65.6 million to Mozambique to repair a road and for a drinking water programme, as part of deals signed in Maputo with the Mozambican government.

The repair and asphalting of the road between Lichinga, the capital of Niassa province, and Montepuez, a city in the province of Cabo Delgado, will receive additional funding of US$49.8 million and the National Programme for Rural Water Supply (Pronasar) will receive US$15.8 million.

At the ceremony to sign the deals, the ADB representative in Mozambique, Alice Humer, said that of the US$15.8 million earmarked for rural water supply and sanitation, US$7.8 million would be provided as a donation.

The Lichinga-Montepuez road covers around 270 kilometres and along the route, which is considered to be a development corridor, seven bridges will be built. (macauhub)