Mozambique to approve US$9 billion worth of projects by year end
File photo / Maputo Mayor David Simango
Maputo municipal authorities are in discussion with partners about the financing of municipal projects contributing to the improvement of residents’ quality of life, Notícias reports today
Among the works that needs financing are roads and the construction and maintenance of public areas. The objective is to change the face of all seven of Maputo’s municipal districts.
“We want to build and rehabilitate access roads and other public places that will allow us to continue our day-to-day activities. The desire is also to create safe spaces, together with the guarantee of better living conditions for residents,” says Maputo mayor David Simango.
Simango cited as examples the rehabilitation of Avenues 24 de Julho and Alberto Luthuli and the construction of various gardens and playgrounds.
The municipality and partners would soon invest more than US$250,000 in KaMaxakeni municipal district creating recreational and sports spaces for children and young people, he said, and fourteen streets totalling 4.2 kilometres were recently upgraded in the city’s Jardim neighbourhood, allowing improved traffic flow.
Other interventions include the rehabilitation of Julius Nyerere Avenue, the reconstruction of the Polana Caniço market, the rehabilitation and sealing of the Hulene dump, the construction of drainage trenches and paving of the road connecting Cândido Mondlane and Praça dos Combatentes.
On his recent visit to the KaMubukwana municipal district, the mayor acknowledged that the construction works of both Rua da Paz and the street from the Lurdes Mutola Avenue to the EN1 in the Bagamoyo neighbourhood were proceeding at a slow pace.
He explained that poorly sited electricity and water services in the Rua da Paz project needed to be corrected and promised that the November deadline would be met.
“We can assure the communities of Mahlazine, George Dimitrov and Bagamoyo neighbourhoods that the road works are on schedule and there will be no delay in delivery,” Simango said.
The mayor said the roads had added importance because they allowed communication between neighbourhoods, thus easing traffic on Avenues Lurdes Mutola and Avenida de Moçambique.Source: Notícias