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Nhamatanda Inaugurates Drinking Water System With German Funding of 2.9 Million Euros

Nhamatanda Inaugurates Drinking Water System With German Funding of 2.9 Million Euros

The province of Sofala, located in the centre of the country, celebrated the inauguration of a new drinking water supply system in the district of Nhamatanda. This project was made possible thanks to funding totalling 197.9 million meticais (2.9 million euros) from the German Federal Government. The ceremony, which took place on 17 June, was presided over by the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi.

According to the Club of Mozambique portal, until now, the inhabitants of Nhamatanda depended on a limited network of non-potable water, which served only 3,000 people. “The new infrastructure has been designed to provide a quantity of drinking water three times greater than current demand, anticipating future population growth,” says the statement quoted by the portal.

The new drinking water distribution system includes an expanded network of 18 kilometres, new household connections and 14 new public distribution points. “This project was financed under the PRODIA programme, through the German Development Bank (KfW), and is part of the decentralisation efforts in Mozambique, complementing the Good Financial Governance (BGF) programme,” reads the official document.

During the inauguration, the German ambassador to Mozambique, Ronald Münch, emphasised the importance of this initiative: “Water is life! With this new system, more than 18,000 people in Nhamatanda now have access to drinking water. This is a concrete example of the benefits of the partnership between Mozambique and Germany.”

In addition to this project, the German government has a portfolio of investments in Sofala province totalling approximately 6.1 billion meticais (90 million euros). These investments cover strategic areas such as good governance, support for the decentralisation process, development of the private and financial sectors, education and vocational training and energy, according to the official statement.

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