(Xinhua) -- Government authorities
announced on Thursday in Maputo that between 1990 and 2015, more
than 13 million Mozambicans accessed clean drinking water and 7
million accessed proper sanitation.
Despite the number
indicating more than half of the Mozambican population estimated
at 25 million, government authorities said that the sector for
water access needs more investments.
The Minister of Housing and Public Works, Carlos Bonete told
cooperation partners in a meeting aimed at presenting the
country’s strategic vision towards meeting the Sustainable
Development Goals for water until 2030 that the country will
need an estimated 4 billion U.S. dollars to invest in the
The amount will be used to improve water access, guarantee
sustainability and equity in service delivery including
resilience to climate change, Bonete said.
"Up to now, the country has a coverage around 50 percent in
terms of safe access to clean water and about 1/3 of the
population has access to sanitation," the minister added.
Nelson Trindade, national director for water access, said
that the level of investment in the sector of water is beyond
The meeting with partners in Maputo was also aimed at raising
financial resources to materialize the government objectives in
Manuel Alvarinho, Chairman of the Water Regulation Council,
aimed to speed up the process to use every source of water for
"We need to consider water, hygiene and sanitation as
fundamental tools to fight poverty. We need to find out how to
capture water from the drainage systems and from rains," said
speaker to visit China
BEIJING China (Xinhua) --
Speaker of Mozambican Parliament Veronica Macamo will visit
China Monday to Friday, according to a statement of the Standing
Committee of China’s National People’s Congress.
She was invited by China’s top legislator Zhang Dejiang.