Government of Mozambique approves grants for reconstruction of infrastructure

8 January 2020

The government of Mozambique has ratified three donations from the International Development Association (IDA), of the World Bank Group, intended for the reconstruction of infrastructure destroyed by natural disasters in the north and centre of the country, the spokesperson for the Council of Ministers announced on Tuesday.

Ana Comoana said that one of the donations, of approximately US$110 million, aims to finance the development of the integrated project for rural roads, including the recovery and maintenance of roads, bridges and drainage ditches in the Provinces of Nampula and Cabo Delgado, in the north and Manica and Sofala, in the centre.

Another donation ratified by the Council of Ministers, in the amount of US$35 million, was agreed in November 2019 and is intended to be additional funding for a social protection project and support for emergencies, floods and cyclones, and covers the area of technical training, institutional strengthening and public services.

The government has ratified an agreement of US$10 million from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the ADI for social protection and support in emergency situations, according to Portuguese news agency Lusa. (macauhub)