The United States will support Mozambique with US$1.2 billion to be disbursed by 2018 to fund projects in related to health, education, environment and democracy, under an agreement signed Wednesday in Maputo.
The US ambassador in Mozambique, Douglas Griffiths, stressed at the time that his country was the “largest bilateral donor to Mozambique”, and had supported the country with more than US$5.8 billion since 1984.
This new US aid aims to finance initiatives particularly in rural areas, according to the ambassador cited by the Voice of America radio station.
The agreement includes a budget of US$166 million for the fight against the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), US$104 million to improve basic education and US$15 million for the Niassa National Reserve, among other projects. (macauhub/MZ)