Maputo, 15 Nov (AIM) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a grant of 27 million dollars for the implementation of the Inclusive Urban Sanitation Project in Chimoio city, in the central Mozambican province of Manica.
According to a Tuesday statement on the AfDB website, the amount was approved under Pillar I of the Transition Support Facility, in order to “enable the people of Chimoio to access improved sanitation services.”
“The project will gradually help to reduce the incidence of water-borne diseases and reduce land and river pollution, while promoting business and the creation of value along the sanitation service chain including the reuse of water and treated sludge for agricultural purposes”, reads the note.
The project provides for the construction of several items of sanitation infrastructure: 76 kilometres of sewer network and interceptors, two pumping stations, a nature based sewage treatment plant including a faecal sludge treatment unit, 30 public sanitation facilities and support to vulnerable members of the community with household sanitation facilities including a hygiene and sanitation promotion campaign.
“The people of Chimoio will then be able to enjoy better-quality, climate-resilient sanitation facilities that safely process their wastewater and faecal sludge through nature based solutions”, the note says.
The project will also provide technical assistance to enhance the capacity of the Chimoio Municipality with respect to the management of the facilities and the provision of sustainable sanitation services involving small sanitation businesses or operators.