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7/17/2015

Vale project in Mozambique provides homes for local population

The first foundation stone for the houses has been laid
The first foundation stone for the houses has been laid

Slightly more than 80 houses will be built as part of the Nacala Corridor Project’s Operational Safety Expropriation Plan, in the district of Rapale in Nampula, Mozambique. During the ceremony to lay the first foundation stone for the homes, Rapale District Administrator Armindo Gouve recognized that new residential neighbourhoods are a socioeconomic development opportunity for the district in particular, and the province in general.

The administrator explained the context of the resettlement of the families in question, and emphasized the socioeconomic advantages that the move may generate for the communities. “We plan to construct some basic infrastructure in this neighbourhood, including a market, health centre and police station, which will greatly improve the inhabitants’ lives,” he said.

It is satisfactory to see that many members of the construction teams come from the community or will live in the houses. This reinforces the idea of local development and also our inclusive and participatory process.”


The project’s social development leader, Jean Sant

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he Nacala Corridor Project is a Vale investment to sustain the expansion of Moatize Mine’s capacity. It involves restoring 682 km of existing railway tracks between Mozambique and Malawi, and constructing a maritime terminal and 230 km of new tracks, composed of a 201-km section connecting Moatize to Nkaya Junction, in Malawi, and another 29.3-km stretch linking Namarral with Nacala-à-Velha, adding up to 912 km. The restoration of the existing sections of railway will expand the transportation capacity to 18 million metric tons of coal per year.

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Vale project in Mozambique provides homes for local population