Maputo, Mozambique, 19 July – The Mozambican Fund for Investment and Facilities for Water Supply (Fipag) in the first six months of this year, provided 34,689 new domestic links to the water supply system, thus raising the number of people with access to water in the cities where it operates to 200,000.
Fipag has thus already exceeded its target for the number of new links for this year by around 3,000.
The information was provided by the chairman of the board of Fipag, Nelson Beete, during the institution’s half-year summary and planning meeting, which is being held in the port city of Nacala.
The meeting aims to assess the fund’s performance in the half-year ended on 30 June, and review targets for the year, as well as to plan activities for 2012.
The chairman of the board of Fipag noted that the main gains for the first half were the acquisition of 73 percent of water company Águas de Moçambique in Maputo, which was owned by Portuguese group Águas de Portugal, as well as large investments in the urban water supply system, including construction of the system in Chicamba, Manica province, which will supply this cities of Manica, Chimoio and the town of Gondola in the same province. ( macauhub)