Maputo, Mozambique, 27 Nov – The Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Mozambique has awarded 13 contracts worth approximately US$5 million, related to the tenders launched in November and December 2010, a source from the MCA told Macauhub in Maputo.
The two biggest contracts, worth just over US$4 million, are related to surveying additional underground water sources to assess the water potential for future projects in four areas, Pemba and Montepuez (Cabo Delgado province), Nacala (Nampula) and Quelimane (Zambézia).
In Mozambique, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a United States government institution that manages development programmes in several countries, plans to invest US$507 million in four provinces – Cabo Delgado, Niassa, Nampula and Zambézia – with the aim of reducing poverty.
The MCA is involved in various sectors in Mozambique, particularly water and sanitation (US$203.6 million), road rebuilding (US$176.3 million), computerising the national land registry (US$39.1 million) and the re-launch of the coconut palm in Zambezia and Nampula (US$17.4 million), amongst other projects. (macauhub)