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Voa / Namuinho bridge, Quelimane
The municipality of Quelimane in Mozambique needs about US$50 million to rehabilitate four bridges that collapsed during floods in recent years.
Mayor Manuel de Araújo says that he has been in contact with several partners and hopes that at least some of them will be able to react positively to the municipality’s call.
A city below sea level, Quelimane, capital of Zambezia, the second most populous province of Mozambique, is often hit by natural calamities.
In 2015 and 2016, the floods that ravaged the region caused the collapse of bridges in the municipality. The bridges, although small, are vital to daily life in the town. Their destruction means that crossings can now only be done by canoe, a risky undertaking.Source: Voa Portugues