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    Mozambique secures $10m to rework Maputo drainage system

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique)

    The mayor of Maputo, David Simango, has announced securing $10 million for a massive facelift of the city’s sanitation and drainage system.

    The areas to be covered include the municipalities of Maputo, Matola and Boane and the district of Marracuene, in the city’s southern province.

    Simango made the announcement on Friday while celebrating the 130th anniversary of Maputo’s founding.

    The commemoration is under the theme: "130 years of history, 130 years of progress" .

    According to Simango in addition to this amount, mobilized through other partners, the World Bank has made available to Maputo Municipality $20 million, which should be used during 2018 for the same purpose.

    The Maputo City Council has launched tenders for a two-year contract, with one of the companies undertaking the rehabilitation of damaged infrastructure to allow water to clear normally and another involving maintenance work.

    According to Simango, Maputo city will host a seminar with donors next week, organized by the Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources (MOPHRH), so that other partners who show availability can declare their commitments.

    "We're satisfied. The expectations are good. We are closing the tender, to know who the contractor is. It is my expectation that by the end of the year this work will begin" said Simango.

    The Sanitation and Drainage Master Plan is already drafted and approved and has already entered the implementation phase.

    The first phase of the Maputo Sanitation and Drainage Master Plan extends over a five-year period from 2016 to 2020, with an estimated investment of over $ 200 million in Maputo.

    The plan will last until 2040.


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