France to co-fund work to modernise Maputo airport in Mozambique

6 March 2014

The French government plans to provide US$44 million towards modernisation of the apron area of Maputo International Airport in Mozambique, as part of an agreement signed Monday in Maputo, Mozambican news agency AIM reported.

The agency said that the overhaul of the area is expected to cost US$70.5 million and that the remaining cash would be provided by the European Investment Bank (US$25 million) and the Fiduciary Fund for Infrastructure in Africa (US$1.5 million).

On signing the agreement during a visit to Mozambique by France’s Foreign Trade Minister, Nicole Bricq, Mozambique’s Finance Minister, Manuel Chang said that the work would improve safety for passengers and airport management standards.

Nicole Bricq gave assurances that the French government would continue to support Mozambique in building airport facilities given the country’s mining and energy potential. (macauhub)