The World Bank (WB) revealed on Tuesday, 21 March, in Washington, DC, United States of America (USA), that it is considering financing an urban water security project in Mozambique, estimated at about US$250 million.
The information was provided by the vice president for West Africa, Victoria Kwakwa, during a working meeting with the Mozambican Minister for Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, Carlos Mesquita.
According to Kwakwa, “the World Bank re-stated its commitment to support the sector, noting that the preparation of the urban water security project was being finalised, which aims to increase access to water supply services, as well as improve the capacity to provide services in selected cities in the south of the country.
For his part, Carlos Mesquita called on the WB management to be flexible and to consider some decisions it has taken that, in a way, end up delaying the implementation of projects.
“We ask for continued support, on the part of the World Bank, with regard to the financing of water storage and supply infrastructures,” the source stressed.
At the meeting, the Mozambican minister was accompanied by the national director of Water Supply and Sanitation (DNAAS), Raul Mutevuie, the president of the Water Regulatory Authority (AURA), Suzana Saranga, among other officials from the Public Works sector.