Over 800,000 people to have piped water in southern Mozambique

19 December 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 19 Dec – The inauguration Saturday of a new drinking water supply system in the cities of Maputo and Matola and the town of Boane will allow over 830,000 new consumers to have access to the public water supply network, according to Mozambican newspaper Notícias.

The newspaper added that work on the new system had cost US$124 million and that around 1.5 million residents in the areas would have access to piped water by 2014, as compared to 670,000 at the moment.

The inaugural act also marked the start of operation of other water supply systems in Boane, Belo Horizonte, Matola-Rio, Tsalala, Catembe and the area served by the Chamanculo distribution centre.

As well as these facilities, which benefit from the general network, investments were also made in 16 small systems for suburban areas of Maputo and Matola.

This work consisted of construction of a new treatment station in Umbelúzi, a new duct and repairs on existing ducts, construction of a new distribution centre in Tsalala, Belo Horizonte and Matola-Rio, as well as reconstruction of the Boane and Catembe distribution centres. (macauhub)