The Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources (MOPHRH), Carlos Mesquita, said that 35 actions for immediate intervention, budgeted at US$2 million, have already been selected under the Project for Urban Development in Northern Mozambique (PDUNM), which is now in its effective phase.
Cited by the Mozambican Information Agency, the governor announced this on Monday, May 29, in the city of Nampula, during the 1st session of the PDNUM Consultative Committee, which brings together the Government, financiers and implementers.
PDNUM is a program designed by the Government, with support from the World Bank, budgeted at $100 million to be implemented between 2022 and 2026, with the strategic objective of improving access to urban infrastructure and living conditions in four selected cities in the north of the country, namely Nampula and Nacala (Nampula province), Pemba and Montepuez (Cabo Delgado).
“At this moment, studies and projects are underway to ensure the full implementation of all the components mentioned here. However, because we are aware of the need to generate immediate results, we have identified 35 intervention actions, in the urban infrastructure and basic services component, whose works should be ready during the year 2023. The above actions comprise an investment of about two million dollars”, announced Carlos Mesquita.
According to the governor, the works include the rehabilitation of ten schools, three health centers, five community centers, two markets, and lighting in six neighborhoods, in the four municipalities mentioned in the project.