World Bank supports water supply to vulnerable families in Beira

Banco Mundial apoia no abastecimento de água às famílias vulneráveis na Beira

The Mozambican government announced yesterday in the city of Beira subsidies for needy families to have access to water supply networks in four provinces in the center and north of the country.

The Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources revealed yesterday that ?the Government of Mozambique and the World Bank have agreed to implement a subsidized connections program, aimed at supporting low income families?

According to Carlos Mesquita, the support will be granted under the Wasis II project (Water Services and Institutional Support) and its goal is to ensure access to piped water for 106,000 people.

The State will assure the connection expenses almost in totality and the value supported by the families will go down from 4.300 to 108 meticais," said Mesquita.

In this sense, the cities of Beira and Dondo, in Sofala, Pemba, in Cabo Delegado, Nacala, in Nampula, Tete and Moatize, in Tete province will be the first beneficiaries.

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