Mozambique plans to carry out cartographic survey of Zambezi valley

11 May 2015

The Zambezi valley will be subject to a cartographic survey in order to collect data on mineral resources in that region of Mozambique, officials said at a meeting of the provincial government.

The valley, which covers 34 districts across four provinces of Mozambique, has high potential for agricultural development of agriculture as well as for mining and power production.

The spokesman for the meeting of the provincial government, Hélcio Canda, told Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias that the survey would cover the provinces of Sofala, Manica, Tete and Zambézia and that the work would be entrusted to the National Cartography Centre, of the Ministry for Land, Forestry and Rural Development.

This initiative is expected to cost US$4.5 million donated by the South Korean government , which includes the cost of training people selected to work on the survey.

“The cartographic survey, to be carried out along the valley, will serve the implementation of public infrastructure such as roads, areas for agricultural production and areas for resettlement of the population,” Canda explained.

The Zambezi valley has the largest reserves of water, sources of renewable energy and coking coal in the whole of Southern Africa. (macauhub/MZ)