Mozambique ‘faces climate debt trap’ as Cyclone Kenneth follows Idai
Beira. Photo: Reuters
A study will start on April 10 in Mozambique to reveal the actual amount needed to rebuild all areas affected by what is already considered the most devastating cyclone to hit Africa in the last two hundred years.
Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources João Machatine told VOA that the survey would be exhaustive, and would also help to make decisions about the future of the city of Beira.
The survey is expected to last four weeks and will be led by ministries of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources and Economy and Finance.
In Beira, Cyclone Idai destroyed nearly 90 percent of public and private buildings and infrastructure, and the study will define what to do in the future.
Roads and bridges were among the features worst hit by Cyclone Idai.
National Road Number Six (EN6), linking Beira to Machipanda on the border with Zimbabwe, has now been reopened and in Sofala province attention is now turning to the road from Tica to Búzi, a district whose main village was isolated by flooding.
Minister Machatine said that the government was “doing everything to make the road passable as soon as possible”.Source: Voa Potugues