Mozambique: Cyclone Idai & Kenneth Emergency Recovery and Resilience Project (WB-P171040)

  • Mozambique
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Sofala and Cabo Delgado provinces
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Voting Date
Sep 30, 2019
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 130.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 210.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 17, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 14, 2019

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to support the recovery of public and private infrastructure and livelihoods while strengthening climate resilience in the areas most affected by Cyclones Idai and Kenneth.

The project will address recovery needs in the coastal provinces most affected by Cyclone Idai and Kenneth, and will support climate resilience investments in the city of Beira. The coastal provinces of Sofala and Cabo Delgado have borne the brunt of Cyclone Idai and Kenneth; thus, the project will prioritize recovery of housing and public and climate resilience infrastructure across these two provinces. The project has four components:

  1. Recovery and reconstruction of cyclone-affected areas (US$80 million IDA). The activities to be financed under this component include (1) the repair and reconstruction of housing for selected vulnerable communities; (2) the repair and reconstruction of key public infrastructure; (3) the recovery of the private sector and economic activities.
  2. Building Climate Resilience (US$63 million IDA plus US$60 million co-financing from DRIVE Program). The proposed project presents a holistic and strategic approach to reconstruction aimed at reducing the vulnerability of the city of Beira, an important economic hub that suffered large losses due to cyclone Idai, tom climate-related hazards. Building on existing Bank engagements in climate change adaptation in Beira through the Cities and Climate Change Project (P123201), this component will strengthen the resilience of the city of Beira to future climate hazards, by (1) repairing and significantly strengthening coastal protection; and (2) expanding the rehabilitated drainage system to reduce flooding in vulnerable parts of the city.
  3. Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation (US$7 million). This Component will support the implementation of all project activities, through establishing and strengthening the capacity of GREPOC and AIAS (responsible for implementing Component 1 and 2, respectively), covering technical, fiduciary, safeguard, project management and citizen engagement capacities.
  4. Contingent Emergency Response Component – CERC (US$0 million). This component will provide immediate response to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency, as needed. This would finance emergency works in the case of another disaster event by including a "zero-dollar" Contingency Emergency Response Component (CERC).


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NETHERLANDS: Min. of Foreign Affairs / Min. of Dev. Coop. 60.00

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World Bank:
Michel Matera
Sr Urban Spec.
Brenden Jongman
Disaster Risk Management Specialist

Ministry of Economy and Finance
Adriano Ubisse
Director of Treasury

Implementing Agencies:
Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Administration (AIAS)
Rute Nhamucho
Executive Director

Post-Cyclone Idai Reconstrution Office (GREPOC)
Francisco Pereira
Executive Director 


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