IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN THE LÚRIO RIVER BASIN

Project’s Name: Irrigation Development Project in the Lúrio River Basin

Project’s Location: Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Niassa and Zambezia Provinces

Chiure, Namuno and Balama Districts (in Cabo Delgado); Erati, Lalaua, Malema and Mecuburi Districts (in Nampula); Cuamba, Mecanhelas, Maua and Nipepe Districts (in Niassa); Gurue District, in Zambezia

Type of Investment: Public-Private

Project Description: Construction/Rehabilitation of Irrigation Infrastructures, covering a total area of 30,000 hectares

Project Objective: Promotion and development of the value chains for the vegetables, maize, and potato crops

Available products and benefits:

  1. Creation of business opportunities for the population of the involved areas;
  2. Creation of more job opportunities;

  3. Food availability for the increasing food demand driven by the mega projects of gas and oil in the Pemba-Lichinga corridor

Target Market: Lichinga, Pemba, Palma and Nampula

Existing and Recommended Public Infraestructures: Chipembe Dam and Irrigation Scheme; N’guri Irrigation Scheme

Investment: USD 631.8 Millions

Financial and Economic performance Indicators: NPV= 412,648USD; IRR= 10.19%; PBP: 15 years