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Mozambique approves $28b water resources management plan

Mozambique’s government has approved the National Water Resources Management Plan for the next 20 years that will be implemented at the cost of $28 billion.This was announced by cabinet spokesperson Ana Comoana, APA can report on Wednesday. The official told a media briefing in Maputo on Wednessday that the
plan foresees, among others, the recovery and creation of sustainable use of the river basins that Mozambique shares with some countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

According to Comoana, the plan that will be financed through the Mozambican State Budget and cooperation partners, and is an instrument to evaluate the availability of water resources.

“The plan aims to assess current and future demands, and it also includes the instrument that prioritizes water storage infrastructure projects, as well as creating short-, medium- and long-term plans for resource development water resources”.

Mozambique has 104 identified river basins that drain the central African highland plateau into the Indian Ocean and the majority of the rivers have a highly seasonal, torrential flow regime, with high flows between March and April corresponding to the distinct wet and dry seasons.


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