World Bank provides loan to Mozambique to improve water supply to the capital

21 August 2013

The World Bank has approved a loan to Mozambique worth US$178 million to improve the water supply to the Greater Maputo area, the company’s capital, the bank said.

The loan is provided by the International Development Agency (IDA), a World Bank institution focused on helping the world’s poorest countries, by providing subsidised loans for projects and programmes that drive economic growth and reduce poverty.

The funding will be used by the Project to Expand the Water Supply to Greater Maputo drawn up as part of the recently updated National Strategy for Urban Water Supply and Sanitation.

The funds will be used to build a water treatment plant with capacity for 60,000 cubic metres of water per day from the Corumana dam and construction of around 93 kilometres of transmission pipelines, with capacity for 120,000 cubic metres of water per day, as well as reservoirs, pumping stations and other related projects.

Around 100,000 families will be linked to the formal water supply system in Greater Maputo as a result of this project. (macauhub)