Japan donates US$440,000 to social projects in Mozambique

18 March 2013

The Japanese government plans to donate the equivalent of US$440,000 to Mozambique to fund four projects in the provinces of Inhambane and Maputo and in the city of Maputo, the Japanese embassy in Mozambique said in a statement.

According to the statement, the four projects include construction of four support centres for pregnant women and acquisition of school furniture, both in Inhambane, construction of a centre to support HIV patients in Matola as well as a village for the elderly in Catembe.

The first project is expected to cost US$120,000 and will directly serve 2,420 mothers from across Inhambane province and another 7,260 indirectly.

Acquisition of school equipment is expected to cost US$79.300 and will directly benefit around 2,760 students, 1,800 of which in a secondary school and 675 in a primary school as well as another 350 students in the same province.

The HIV/AIDS support centre will cost US$121,500 and the village for the elderly is expected to cost US$119,000. (macauhub)