Two irrigation areas in northern Mozambique due to be re-activated

25 September 2012

The irrigation areas of Chipembe and Ngúri located in the province of Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique are due to be re-activated “soon” Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias reported citing the provincial governor.

Eliseu Machava, who was speaking at the Nacaca plant nursery, gave assurances that the Chipembe irrigation area there was a group of investors from Brazil that planned to produce grains, notably rice, in industrial quantities.

According to the governor of the province, the agricultural fields of the Chipembe irrigation area will once again produce food, and added that this time the provincial government had confidence in the group of businesspeople, which recently visited the location.

In relation to the Ngúri irrigation area, the governor did not reveal the nationality of potential investors as negotiations were still underway, although he was confident that they would be successfully concluded.

The dams at the Chipembe and Ngúri irrigation areas, with considerable water reserves and agricultural fields with irrigation systems, each have 1,000 hectares of arable land.

The governor also noted that another group of Brazilian investors was expected to set up in the Chiúre district with a view to producing grains and raising chickens on an industrial scale. (macauhub)