JAPAN TO FUND CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR DAMS IN MOZAMBIQUE

MAPUTO, The Japanese government is providing 23,630 US dollars for the construction of dams in Messenguese, Namuera, Tariane, and Catange, in the district of Marrupa, in the northern Mozambican province of Niassa to increase the availability of irrigated land for local farmers.

According to a media statement issued by the Japanese Embassy here Tuesday, the four dams are scheduled to be inaugurated on Wednesday at a ceremony in Catange. The project was implemented by the Mundukide Foundation which is a non-governmental organization.

The aim of the project is to prolong the growing season by more than four months. This will enable farmers to supply the local and provincial market with larger amounts of cabbage, lettuce, tomato, onion, and other vegetables.

The embassy expects that the project will directly benefit about two hundred farming families.

The inauguration ceremony will be attended by the provincial director for agriculture and food security, Jose Varrimelo; the provincial director of public works, Americo Chivale; Japanese attache Yasuma Takao; and Benat Olaizola from the Mundukide Foundation.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK