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More than 15,000 residents of Marrupa village in Niassa province have had improved access to drinking water since Sunday, when a water supply system installed by the Water for Life programme (Pravida) was inaugurated.
Pravida has so far invested more than one billion meticais in Niassa province, benefiting about 670,000 people. It has built ten water supply systems, four reservoirs and a dam in the city of Lichinga.
The most recent water supply system is the one in Marrupa district, whose population has not had access to piped drinking water for about 30 years.
The figures were advanced by Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, João Machatine, during the inauguration ceremony.
The Marrupa system cost 185 million meticais. During the process, 30 boreholes were sunk, 12 being approved on the grounds of geology and flow.
For the local population, it means the hope of a better life, and brings water supply coverage in Niassa province to over 60 percent.Source: Rádio Moçambique / O País
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