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Maputo Municipality Upgrades Neighborhoods as part of the Urban Transformation Project

Maputo Municipality Upgrades Neighborhoods as part of the Urban Transformation Project

More than 260 thousand people will have their living conditions, mobility and basic services improved, with the requalification of about 20 neighborhoods in the city of Maputo, under the urban transformation project.

The activity is part of the Land Regularization and Informal Settlement Reorganization Process, launched this Thursday, August 4, and will last for three years.

The initiative should improve the quality of life of the residents by creating urban social conditions that guarantee, on the one hand, the security of land tenure, and on the other, the requalification of the settlements.

With a budget of more than 600 million meticais, financed by the World Bank, the project expects to reach more than 60 thousand families.

For this purpose, the municipality started, this Thursday, in the Luís Cabral neighborhood, the massive distribution of certificates that grant the Right to Use and Enjoyment of Land (DUAT) to their holders.

“In many neighborhoods people live in difficult situations due to the lack of accessibility to houses or plots, public spaces for socializing, recreation and leisure, drainage, sanitation, water supply, public lighting, telecommunications, fire department, ambulance, among others, which will be improved with the requalification,” said the mayor of Maputo, Eneas Comiche.

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In this process, it is expected to deliver more than 20,000 DUATs to an equal number of families in the areas covered.

In a first phase, the project will cover the neighborhoods Luís Cabral, Mavalane “A” and “B”, Aeroporto “A” and “B” and Unidade 7, followed by Inhagóia “A” and “B”, Nsaleni and FPLM. The third group includes Malanga, Chamanculo “A”, “B” and “D” and Xipamanine, and later Maxaquene “A”, Urbanization, Mafalala, Munhuana and Minkadjuíne will be covered.

Bairro de Chamanculo “C” was not contemplated because it is a region that in another project was requalified and served as an example for the others.

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