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The government plans to conclude a definitive assessment of the damage caused by Cyclone Idai, which hit the centre of the country a month ago, within three weeks, and preliminary data should be available by the end of this month.
Speaking at the opening of the training seminar for Cyclone Idai damage assessment agents, Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources João Machatine said that definitive figures would be presented at the donors conference scheduled for May 30, and that the government wanted to see the situation of the affected population restored to normal as soon as possible.
Minister Machatine stressed that the government and partners foresaw resilient reconstruction adapted to climate change, so that the response to any similar situation in the future would be more robust.
The evaluation, requested by the European Union, the World Bank and the United Nations, provides for an integrated analysis that identifies multi-sectoral and cross-cutting needs as well as a standardised and sequenced recovery strategy.
European Union Ambassador António Sanchez reiterated partners’ willingness to provide support for rebuilding in the areas affected by the cyclone.Source: Rádio Moçambique