Donors conference "does not aim to raise money to build houses"
All photos: Courtesy of Conselho Municipal da Beira
Mayor Daviz Simango today welcomed the President of the World Bank David Malpass to the city. A meeting was held in the Beira Municipal Emergency Office to discuss the impact of Cyclone Idai. Ministers of Economy and Finance, Adriano Maleiane, and of Public Works and Housing, João Machatine, travelled to Beira with Malpass as did the World Bank country director in Mozambique Mark Lundell and other World Bank staff members ( photos below).
Malpass also intends, in the framework of his visit, to obtain information to guide World Bank support in the post-catastrophe reconstruction of Beira.
His concern extends to all infrastructure financed by the World Bank, including refurbished drainage ditches in the Maraza basin, the Palmeiras drainage system and the Chiveve channel.
Yesterday in Maputo, Malpass met President Filipe Nyusi, taking the opportunity to reaffirm that the World Bank was committed to assisting those affected by Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in the central and northern areas of the country
He reiterated that the World Bank was eager to help Mozambique find sustainable solutions to render the country more resilient in the face of natural disasters.
Pleased to meet @FNyusi to discuss how @WorldBank @IFC can help #Mozambique not only on crisis response & reconstruction after cyclones Idai and Kenneth, but also on broader growth agenda, incl. education, inclusion & private sector. We grieve with the people of Mozambique. pic.twitter.com/Ys8ohXDqJE
— David Malpass (@DavidMalpassWBG) May 3, 2019
Source: Conselho Municipal da Beira / Rádio Moçambique