European Commission provides funding of 93 million euros for three projects in Mozambique

7 June 2013

The European Commission said Thursday it was providing 93 million euros to fund projects in Mozambique to supply water, repair roads in central Mozambique and partially fund construction of two hospitals.

Recognising that Mozambique “continues to face enormous difficulties,” in social development “despite the economic growth it has registered,” the European Union plans to fund three infrastructure projects to “help combat poverty in the country,” the statement said.

Costing 11 million euros, of which 9 million will be provided by the European Commission, one million by the Mozambican government and one million from UNICEF, the first drinking water project will benefit 50,000 people and is due to start this year.

The second project, which will take up most of the investment (81 million euros), “is for the last component of the transport corridor linking Malawi to the ports of Mozambique,” and includes work to rebuild a section of 111 kilometres of a national road and repair 100 kilometres of rural roads.

The remaining funding (3 million euros) will be used to finance “activities to complete construction of two important hospitals,” one of which in the Gilé district of Zambézia province, central Mozambique, and another in Manhiça, in Maputo province. (macauhub)