Work to rebuild and extend the obsolete rainwater drainage system in the city of Quelimane, Mozambique is due to be finished in February 2013, according to the contractors carrying out the work.
Mozambican newspaper Notícias said that the work would cost US$28 million provided by the governments of Mozambique and the United States of America as part of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) programme.
The work is being carried out by a consortium made up of Italy’s Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti di Ravenna (CMC Ravenna) and Mozambique’s Ceta – Construção e Serviços.
The work includes rebuilding 2.3 kilometres of galleries and 200 rainwater ducts, construction of 8.4 kilometres of drainage pipes, and of 2.1 kilometres of galleries in built-up areas of the city.
Work in the urban area also includes installing floodgates where the water is released into the Cua-Cua River. (macauhub)