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Improved drainage to reduce flooding in the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique

AIAS delegation and Beira authorities in front of the Sanitation and Drainage equipment. Photo: AIAS
AIAS delegation and Beira authorities in front of the Sanitation and Drainage equipment
Beira coast. Photo: NDF
Beira coast
1.03.2019

The Administration of Water and Sanitation Infrastructures (AIAS) in Mozambique delivers much-needed equipment to support the maintenance of urban drainage basins in the city of Beira

An official delegation from the Administration of Water and Sanitation Infrastructures (AIAS) delivered Sanitation and Drainage equipment to the Autonomous Service of Sanitation of Beira (SASB) on Wednesday 27 February in Beira. The ceremony was attended by the Governor of Sofala Province and other high-ranking officials. The equipment consists of the following machinery:
 
1) One clearing truck for the cleaning and clean-up of the sewage network,
2) One long boom excavator, allowing regular cleaning of the drainage channels,
3) One motor pump with trailer, to remove water in trenches or evacuation in case of floods.
 
The total value of equipment for the municipality of Beira is equivalent to USD 395,000. With this equipment, SASB will considerably improve the services provided to the population in urban areas and will contribute to reducing the immediate impacts of climate change in this low-lying coastal city. In addition, a further batch of equipment financed by the World Bank will be delivered later in 2019 to improve the provision of sanitation services in both Beira and Maputo.
 
AIAS is implementing the Cities and Climate Change Project with the aim of reducing the risk and vulnerability associated with climate-related impacts in the cities of Beira, Matola and Maputo. As part of the project, Nordic Development Fund (NDF) finances long-term technical assistance to build urban climate resilience. One part is a training program for AIAS technicians, municipalities and national institutions (e.g., INAM, INGC, MITADER) with focus on building adaptive capacity. The technical assistance is implemented by an international consortium led by the Spanish company IDOM SA. The cities and climate change project is financed by the World Bank and NDF.
 
More information:
Coastal Cities and Climate Change Project [NDF C36]