IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN THE ZAMBEZE RIVER BASIN

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

Project’s Location: Tete, Manica, Sofala and Zambezia Provinces

•Maravia, Chiuta, Zumbe, Cahora Bassa and Angonia districts, in Tete

•Manica, Guro and Tambara districts, in Manica

•Chemba and Caia districts, in Sofala

•Mopeia, Morrumbala, Chinde and Namacurra Districts, in Zambezia

Type of Investment: Public-Private

Project Description: Construction/Rehabilitation of Irrigation Infrastructures, covering a total area of 75,000 hectares

Project Objective: Promotion and development of the value chains for the rice, 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 in the Zambeze corridor

Target Market: Quelimane and Mocuba

Existing and Recommended Public Infraestructures: Cahora Bassa Dam, Mopeia and Morrumbala Irrigation Schemes

Valor do Investimento: USD 1053 Millions

Indicadores Económicos e Financeiros: NPV=271,729,190.08 USD; IRR= 9%; PBP: 20 years