Project to repair and extend Maputo’s water supply system in final stage

17 October 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 17 Oct – The project to repair and extend the water supply system to the municipal areas of Maputo and Matola and the district of Boane in Mozambique, is in its final stage, the Fund for Water Supply Investment and Assets (Fipag).

Cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias, Pedro Paulino, the chief executive of Fipag, said that the final tests on new equipment were underway so that, when approval came through, the contractor could hand over the project.

“The work is almost entirely finished, with the exception of the Tsalala Distribution Centre and some things that need to be finished at the Umbelúzi Water Treatment Station,” said Paulino, giving assurances that by December the system would be fully operational.

The project includes work to expand water production and treatment capacity, reducing leaks and repairs and expansion of the supply system to new areas.

This work, which will begin in 2010, is expected to cost 95 million euros, co-funded by the European Investment Bank, the European Union, the governments of Mozambique and the Netherlands and by the French Development Agency. (macauhub)