The director of TotalEnergies in Mozambique, Maxime Rabilloud, said on Tuesday, May 30, in Pemba, that the company’s foundation project is a long-term commitment to be developed in close collaboration with the Government within the framework established by the Resilience and Integrated Development Program of Northern Mozambique (PREDIM) and the Northern Integrated Development Agency (ADIN).
The TotalEnergies manager was speaking as part of the industry and energy summit held in the provincial capital of Cabo Delgado, an event that has been held since yesterday and brings together some members of the central and provincial government, the private sector and representatives of civil society organisations to seek joint solutions to boost the socio-economic development of the province, based on the sustainable exploitation of energy resources.
Using examples, the director of TotalEnergies pointed out that recently the company supported the rehabilitation of a road in Palma, an action that, in his view, would not have been possible without the leadership of the provincial government.
“It means that the actions are carried out in coordination with the Government. There are actions that are being carried out in the agriculture sector that also would not be successful without coordination with the Secretary of State. The purpose of the foundation is really to work within the perspectives of the Government together with other organizations linked to development,” said Maxime Rabilloud, quoted by the news newspaper.
The CEO added that the intention is to work in an inclusive way, involving other partners such as the World Bank, the United Nations and civil society organizations so that the projects are comprehensive.
It should be noted that the idea of creating a TotalEnergies Foundation to support projects in the northern region follows the recommendations of Christophe Rufin, a consultant hired by the French oil company to assess the humanitarian situation and then decide whether it can resume construction work on a petrochemical plant in Afungi, halted in 2021 after an attack by terrorists nearby.