Major drainage scheme for Maputo

Mozambique upgrades capital's drainage and sanitation system.

Maputo's drainage system is to receive a major upgrade as part of a long-term project expected to be completed in 2040.

The main areas of the city being covered by the sanitation and drainage scheme include the municipalities of Maputo, Matola and Boane and the district of Marracuene, in the city’s southern province.

The first phase of the project will take five years and will concentrate on the maintenance of existing infrastructure.

The scheme's initial phase will cost an estimated $200 million, of which $20 million has been secured from the World Bank, with a further €95 million received via an interest-free loan from the Italian state financial institution Cassa Depositi e Prestiti.

The overhaul of Maputo's sewerage network coincides with the 130th anniversary of the city’s founding.