The company Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM) is working to ensure the rehabilitation of the port infrastructure of Mocímboa da Praia, in Cabo Delgado province.
The amounts to be spent on the works were not disclosed, but it is known that the rail-port company points to the re-establishment of conditions for the resumption of activities at the Port of Mocímboa da Praia as one of the investments that the executive board of the northern region is expected to carry out this year.
The government recently announced that the rehabilitation of the destroyed state infrastructures in at least seven districts affected by the armed conflict in Cabo Delgado will cost around 638 million meticais. Most of the amount will be applied in Mocímboa da Praia, one of the districts most affected by the armed violence.
Vandalized by terrorists, the port of Mocímboa da Praia is of capital importance for the logistics of the entire economy in the north of the province, especially for the liquefied natural gas exploration projects in the district of Palma. The town is located about 70 kilometers from the construction area of the natural gas exploration project led by the French group Total.
In its recently published report and accounts, the company CFM points out that in addition to the Port of Mocímboa da Praia, the executive board of the northern region should this year expand the Port of Pemba, with a view to maximizing turnover with the implementation of oil and gas projects.
Earlier this week, the authorities in Cabo Delgado made it known that the reconstruction of the town of Mocímboa da Praia will include urban redevelopment to improve the lives of the population and strengthen the security of the neighborhoods.
After being occupied by terrorists for a little over a year, Mocímboa da Praia was looted and almost all public and private infrastructure was destroyed. This is the case of the energy, water, communications, and hospital systems.
Almost the entire population, estimated at 62,000 people, has abandoned the coastal town due to the conflict over the past four years, with emphasis on the mass flight that occurred after the intensification of terrorist actions in June 2020.
The intention now is that the redevelopment of the town can also serve to improve the security conditions for the populations that gradually return to their areas of origin.