Chinese government to fund repairs on two irrigation systems in Mozambique

30 July 2012

The Chinese government is set to fund repairs on two irrigation systems in Mozambique, in Nguri and Chipembe, in Cabo Delgado province, said the national director for Agrarian Services, Mahomed Valá, cited by daily newspaper Notícias.

A third irrigation system – Baixo Limpopo (Lower Limpopo) – in Gaza province will also benefit from repair work funded by the African Development Bank (ADB).

Valá said that the Agriculture Ministry, via the National Programme for Agricultural Development (Proagri), plans to create 5,500 hectares of irrigable land over the next six years, as part of a project that will benefit the provinces of Sofala and Manica.

On the sidelines of a the 6th Technical Meeting of the National Board of Agrarian Services, held recently in the Gorongosa municipal area, Valá said that work was underway to renew 7,000 hectares of land in the Chokwé irrigation area, with funding from the Islamic Development Bank. (macauhub)