South Korea funds mapping of Zambezi Valley region in Mozambique

17 March 2014

South Korea will fund a cartographic survey of the Zambezi Valley region of Mozambique, costing US$4.5 million and taking an expected two years, the Korean International Cooperation agency (Koica) said.

The contract for the funding was signed Friday in Maputo by the Koica representative in Mozambique, Cho Byung Sun and by Mozambique’s Agriculture Minister, José Pacheco.

The project is intended to produce digital topographical maps of the city of Tete, in the Zambezi valley region and covering round 286 square kilometres and the whole of the Zambezi Valley region. The maps will be produced to a scale of 1:2,500 and 1:50,000, respectively.

Tete was chosen due to its importance for mining and potential to drive Mozambique’s economic development.

The project also includes sending two Mozambican technicians to South Korea for training in digital topographical map production as well as training in Mozambique, Koica said. (macauhub)