Further 25,000 people to have access to drinking water in Maputo, Mozambique

16 December 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 16 Dec – The Mozambican Fund for Investment and Facilities for Water Supply (Fipag) is due Thursday to launch six new small water supply systems in the municipality of Maputo, the fund said in a statement.

In the statement, Fipag said that construction of the small water supply systems was part of the activities set out in the project to recover, boost and expand the water supply system in the Boane district of Maputo province and the municipal areas of Maputo and Matola, co-funded by the European Investment bank (EIB), the European Union, the Netherlands via the ORET programme, the French Development Agency and the Mozambican government.

The project was officially launched in April, 2007 and the inaugural act is due to take place next to the small water supply system of the Magoanine “B” neighbourhood.

The small water supply systems are fed by boreholes with capacities ranging from 13 m3 to 31 m3/hour and will supply around 25,000 people via home links and fountains, at a cost of around 37 million meticals, or just over US$1 million. (macauhub)