Mozambique receives funding from the EU to set up laboratory to analyse air, water and soil

12 April 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 12 April – The European Union (EU) has granted the Mozambican government 64 million euros to set up a laboratory to analyse air, water and soil and carry out maintenance on roads and bridges.

The funding will be paid out to the State Budget by the European Union (EU) and by the Danish Development Agency (DANIDA) over the next three years.

The installation of the national laboratory for air, water and soil analysis, along with other measures to mitigate the effects of climate change in Mozambique, will cost 44 million euros, and the programme also includes training for professionals in the sector.

The agreement signed last week in Maputo outlined that 22 million euros of the European funding would be used for projects to maintain and refurbish Mozambican roads. (macauhub)