Mozambique Energy: Brazilian loan approved for Moamba-Major Dam

Hydroelectricity in Mozambique

The Mozambican government has approved a resolution to contract a US$320 million loan to build the Moamba-Major Dam in the Incomáti River Basin of Maputo province, the spokesman of the Council of Ministers said recently in Maputo.

Vice-Minister of Justice Alberto Nkutumula explained that the loan granted by Brazil would enable construction of the dam, which would supply “more and better quality water to Greater Maputo and also for irrigation of farmland in the Maputo province region.”

Construction work on the dam may last for five years. It will enable irrigated areas to expand and should consequently increase agricultural output in Maputo province by reducing producers’ dependence on seasonal factors such as the rains and local rivers. 

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