South Korea’s cooperation agency supports recovery of irrigation area in Mozambique

1 April 2014

The Korean International Cooperation Agency (Koica) plans opt fund two projects for the recovery of the N’guri irrigation area, in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, Koica said in a statement issued Monday.

Following a request from the Mozambican Agriculture Minister in 2013 at a meeting with the president of Koica, a Korean technical team made up of engineers and irrigation specialists visited Mozambique from 18 to 25 March.

The South Korean team, accompanied by technicians from the Mozambican Irrigation Institute, visited the location for the project and at the end of the visit put forward tow alternative proposals to recover the irrigation area.

The first, which is a short-term option, involves building a small dam to supply water to 300 hectares of land and the second, which is a longer-term solution, involves building a larger dam. Both solutions are expected to cost around US$7 million. (macauhub)