Infrastructure built in Mozambique with US funding completed by September

27 June 2013

Almost all construction work funded by the Millennium Challenge Account Moçambique is due for conclusion by September of this year, said the vice president of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the United States federal agency to fund development projects.

In 2007 the US government provided Mozambique with US$506.9 million to be used, over five years, in the provinces of Cabo Delgado, Niassa, Nampula and Zambézia to repair roads, water supply and sanitation systems, improve agricultural yields and safe access to land.

On a recent visit to some projects in Nampula province, Andrew Mayock said he was happy that it had been possible to make up for some delays that occurred.

According to daily newspaper Notícias, until the end of last year there was a lot of concern about reduced productivity in the infrastructure sector, mainly due to delays in transporting the equipment needed to carry out the work, particularly to repair roads.

Together with the government and contractors the Millennium Challenge Account Moçambique was able to speed up the work, which in some cases was achieved through sub-contracting.

When work is concluded in Nampula, water supplied to the city will double to 40,000 cubic metres per day, which means that 70 percent of the population will have access to piped water 24 hours per day. (macauhub)