June 2009

Maputo Residents to Have Piped Gas By 2012

Maputo Residents to Have Piped Gas By 2012 - Natural gas from the Temane and Pande gas fields, in the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane, is to be piped to homes in Maputo city and the surrounding area by 2012 as part of a government programme to expand the number of users of this natural resource. [AA Network News]

Nacala Electricity Line Sabotaged

Nacala Electricity Line Sabotaged - Thieves are sabotaging the high voltage power line from the northern Mozambican city of Nampula to the port of Nacala by stealing metallic parts from the pylons, reports Tuesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". [AA Network News]

Assembly Eases Restrictions On Casinos

Assembly Eases Restrictions On Casinos - The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Wednesday voted unanimously to relax restrictions on gambling. [AA Network News]

Country Signs Interim Trade Agreement With European Union

Country Signs Interim Trade Agreement With European Union - The Mozambican government and the European Union on Monday signed an interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), which will allow Mozambican goods duty-free and quota-free access to the European market, while negotiations continue between the EU and other members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). [AA Network News]

Water for 240,000 in Manica

Water for 240,000 in Manica - About 240,000 people living in Chimoio, Manica town and Gondola, the main urban centres in the central Mozambican province of Manica, will gain access to safe drinking water in the next two and a half years. [AA Network News]

Communities to Receive Guarantees of Access to Land

Communities to Receive Guarantees of Access to Land - Communities in central and northern Mozambique will see their land demarcated and their land tenure rights guaranteed by 2010. [AA Network News]

Lifespan of Landfill Extended

Lifespan of Landfill Extended - The industrial landfill at Mavoco, in Boane district, 30 kilometres from Maputo, will work for much longer than initially expected because few companies are making use of it. [AA Network News]

Do Not Despair Over Heavy Sands Project - Guebuza

Do Not Despair Over Heavy Sands Project - Guebuza - Mozambican President Armando Guebuza has encouraged residents of the district of Chibuto, in the southern province of Gaza, not to despair over the paralysis of a heavy mineral sands project, which it had been hoped would bring substantial employment to the region. [AA Network News]

U.S.$3 Million Park On Cards

U.S.$3 Million Park On Cards - ZIMBABWE, Zambia and Mozambique are working on a US$3 million project to create a wildlife transfrontier park aimed at boosting tourism in the three countries. [AA Network News]

Illegal Mining Polluting Chicamba Lake

Illegal Mining Polluting Chicamba Lake - Illegal gold mining in the central Mozambican province of Manica has begun to pollute the waters of the reservoir behind the Chicamba dam, reports Monday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". [AA Network News]