Japan pays for bore-holes for water supply in Mozambique

28 February 2014

Japan is to fund the drilling of bore-holes in Mozambique’s Gaza province as part of an agreement to donate US$114,617 signed Thursday in Maputo by the Gaza Provincial Directorate for Agriculture and the Japanese Embassy.

According to Mozambican news agency AIM this is another initiative of the Japanese government that is part of its Community Projects Assistance programme and the bore-holes will be drilled in the Guijá district, which is currently affected by drought.

The Japanese ambassador, Eiji Hashimoto, said that the donation, as well paying for two bore-holes, would buy two electric pumps, two solar panels and a water tank.

The Provincial Director for Agriculture in Gaza, Ernesto Paulino, said that this support from Japan would complement efforts by the local government to build infrastructure and adopt specific measures to reduce the population’s vulnerability to drought. (macauhub)