Mozambican government approves loan from Brazil to build dam

6 February 2013

The Mozambican government has ratified a credit convention signed with Brazil, worth US$8.5 million, to finance studies for construction of the Moamba Major dam, in Maputo province, southern Mozambique, said the spokesman for the Council of Ministers, Alberto Nkutumula.

According to daily newspaper Notícias, the spokesman, who is also the deputy justice minister, noted that building the dam, on the Incomáti River, is intended to improve the water supply and irrigation in Greater Maputo.

Nkutumula noted that the start of construction of the dam will depend on the results of the environmental impact study and said that the loan offered by Brazil had to be used by 22 March 2013.

“Once it is established that the project is feasible, we have to think about the issue of funding for construction of the dam”, said the spokesman. (macauhub)