Mozambique: a British company will support the development of transport infrastructure
London — Britain’s Mott MacDonald has announced it will support the Mozambican government’s efforts to improve the country’s road network and other infrastructure.
Funding for this assistance will come from the United States foreign aid agency, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), which will provide US$4.3 million over five years under its Transportation and Vertical Structures project. Practice in Africa”.
According to Mott MacDonald, economic growth in Mozambique has been limited by limited infrastructure and high transport costs. The company will work with the Mozambican government and MCC to identify projects to improve roads and logistics infrastructure, support institutional, regulatory and legal reforms, and improve technical planning processes.
The company points out that “improved transport links will make it easier for people living in remote communities to travel to urban centers for more employment opportunities and to access essential services such as health care. health and education”.
Kevin Hardy of Mott MacDonald said “we are pleased to continue to support MCC and the Government of Mozambique in promoting economic growth by improving rural transport infrastructure and services in Zambezia Province. We look forward to apply our technical, analytical, and managerial knowledge and experience to support the work of MCC in promoting political and economic stability, building the country’s resilience to climate change, and reducing poverty.”
Last week in Washington, the Mozambican government and MCC signed a revised Compact Development Fund (CDF) agreement that supports project identification and design. Through the signing of this agreement, MCC will provide US$10.75 million for the preparation of an aid package, known as “compacts”, which will benefit the entire country but with a geographic over the central province of Zambezia.
It is expected that this pact, “Compact II”, will be signed next year. The first compact MCC, worth US$509 million, ran from 2008 to 2013.