Mozambique secures US$10m grant from India to supports drinking water supply programe

MOZAMBIQUE – The Indian High Commissioner to Mozambique, Ankan Banerjee, has signed a memorandum of understanding worth US$10 million with the Mozambican government to support the drinking water sector.

This funding supports a drinking water supply program that will benefit the populations of the Mueda district, in the Cabo Delgado province.

The Indian funding, provided in the form of a grant, will strengthen the supply of drinking water in Mueda, a district of Cabo Delgado.

This northern province of Mozambique has been plagued in recent months by insecurity caused by terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group. The jihadist offensive has resulted in the displacement of 700,000 people in April 2021 alone.

According to Mozambique’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Veronica Nataniel Macamo Dlhovo, the Indian-funded drinking water project will primarily create linear networks for the transit and distribution of drinking water in the Mueda district, as well as in surrounding localities.

Currently, more than 200,000 inhabitants do not have a safe source of drinking water in the district, especially in the Planalto de Mueda, which includes the areas of Chomba, Muambula and TChinga. This forces people to travel long distances to obtain the resource.

The water supply project will be implemented under the Water for Life Program (Pravida), launched in 2018 by the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi.

The five-year program aims to establish an infrastructure network capable of producing 1.2 million m3 of drinking water for the benefit of more than one million people in several provinces of the East African country.

As part of Pravida, the Mueda district benefited in 2019 from a drinking water supply system. The system increased the storage capacity of Mueda, from 400 to 1,500 m3 of drinking water.

Togo launches new water project

The Togolese Ministry of Water and Village Hydraulics launched last Thursday the operational phase of the PAGEPC, a project that aims to improve access to clean water and sanitation in the Avé 2 and Zio 2 municipalities.

The project will be carried out by Pionniers en Action pour le Développement Intégré à l’Environnement (PADIE), a private association.

Concretely, the PAGEPC will involve supplying technical services related to clean water and sanitation, rehabilitation works, extending water networks, providing financial support, and training delegated managers in the municipalities concerned.

It will also lead to the creation of a local institution and legal framework to manage clean water and sanitation facilities.

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