Mozambique wants World Bank for structural reforms with IMF as guarantor - minister
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Mozambique’s Public Works Minister Joao Machatine announced on Thursday in Maputo that several projects are underway in the southern province of Gaza to improve resilience to climate change. He emphasised that these can be replicated in other parts of the country if they are successful.
Speaking at a press conference, the minister explained, “we are talking about an investment in the order of 120 million US dollars to rehabilitate roads damaged by the floods in 2013. We also have a pilot project to give greater resilience to rural roads”.
Machatine added that the government has received 150 million dollars from its cooperation partners to be used in the provinces of Nampula and Zambezia for similar projects. These will improve the transport links between the country’s productive regions and the markets, enabling economically vulnerable communities to sell their produce and expand income generation. He stressed that these initiatives will also generate jobs and contribute to an increase in income and development.
Machatine pledged that the government will ensure these projects are carried out on time without compromising the quality of the work because “only through the success of this implementation can we become eligible to benefit from other funds to invest in other provinces”.Source: AIM