Mozambique - Massingir Dam Emergency Rehabilitation Project Supplementary Loan II (MDERP-SLII)

Project Summary

Approval Date 20 Jul 2018
Signature Date 01 Oct 2018
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 4,940,000
Status Cancelled

Project General Description

This intervention is the second supplementary loan of the Massingir Dam Emergency Rehabilitation Project (MDERP-SLII) in Mozambique. The initial Massingir Dam Emergency Rehabilitation Project (MDERP) was appraised in March 2009 as a response to an emergency when the Massingir Dam’s bottom outlets collapsed resulting in the release of an uncontrollable outflow of water to downstream areas. A first additional lending transaction (MDDEP-SL) was approved in May 2013. Unfortunately, due to financial problems which have been experienced by the Government during implementation of MDERP SL, the Government was unable to provide part of the required financial resources. This has resulted in an outstanding amount of about UA 4.94 million. The Massingir Dam Project is of high economic, environmental and social importance to the country and without the second supplementary loan (MDERP-SL-II) to bridge the shortfall, the Project cannot be fully implemented which will result in exposure of uncompleted structures in Massingir District. The supplementary loan consists of one component, namely Rehabilitation of the Massingir Dam Bottom Outlets with two (2) sub-components (i) Completion of Dam Safety Structures, and (ii) Project Management. The Project cost, including physical and price contingencies, is UA 4.94 million (including taxes and duties).

Project Objectives

The sector goal is to contribute to national objective of increasing agricultural productivity to ensure food security and nutrition. The Project goal is to ensure smooth rehabilitation of the Massingir Dam bottom outlets. The Project objectives are to (i) ensure sustainability and operational efficiency of Massingir Dam, and (ii) improve food production and the living standards of the people around and downstream of Massingir Dam.


The beneficiaries are the people of Massingir Districts in Gaza Province. The Gaza Province has a total population of 1.6 million people out of which 56% are women.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-MZ-AAC-006
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Cesar Augusto TIQUE

Geographic Location

Country Mozambique
Coordinates Location Name
-23.5 33 Gaza Province
-23.8752 32.1482 Massingir Dam