The signing ceremony of a social housing project of 35,000 houses in Mozambique was held in Maputo Gloria International Conference Center at 9:00 a.m. on July 17, 2019. Chen Xiaojia, Chairman of CITIC Construction, and Alemindo, President of Mozambique 35,000 housing co. ltd. signed the EPC general contract of the project on behalf of China and Mozambique. Liu Xiaoguang, the Business Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Mozambique, and Joao Machatine, Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources of Mozambique witnessed the moment together.
Liu addressed the signing ceremony, noting that he supports CITIC Construction in actively participating in Mozambican government's efforts to strengthen infrastructure and improve people's livelihood. He hoped that CITIC Construction would bring the experience of building large-scale housing projects to Mozambique and develop in this beautiful and fertile pearl of the Indian Ocean. Under the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, CITIC Construction will build satisfactory social housing for the Mozambican people. Joao Machatine expressed his gratitude to CITIC Construction and hoped China and Mozambique could take this project as an opportunity to jointly explore deeper and multi-field cooperation.
The social housing project of 35,000 houses in Mozambique is distributed in 4 provinces and cities, with a total construction area of 3.2 million m2 and an area of 13.18 million m2. Moreover, each block will be supplied with roads, electricity, lighting, water supply and drainage, sewage plant, water supply pump station and other municipal projects.
Nyeleti Mondlane, Minister of Youth and Sport of Mozambique; Li Zhengquan, Vice President of the CITIC Construction and General Manager of Africa Division; Liu Jie, Vice General Manager of Africa Division; and more than 200 young people attending a housing forum in Mozambique were present at the signing ceremony.