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Our resettlement plan aims to restore or improve the livelihoods of any physically and economically displaced person related to the project on the Afungi Peninsula.

The resettlement plan aligns with Mozambican legislation and the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Performance Standard 5: Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement. Performance Standard 5 is widely recognized as the international best practice standard for private sector projects involving land acquisition and resettlement. The plan was approved by the Mozambican Government on November 8, 2016.

The plan addresses (i) the physical displacement of the Quitupo community and households and (ii) the economic displacement of households losing the use of cultivated land, fallow, bushland or other terrestrial assets. The plan also addresses the economic displacement of inter-tidal collectors and fishermen affected by the construction and operation of nearshore and offshore infrastructure.

Resettlement stakeholder engagement and grievance mechanism

Resettlement planning included extensive consultations with all key stakeholders. Over 800 formal engagement meetings were held and attended by variously impacted community members from Senga, Maganja, Quitupo, Mondlane and Palma-Sede, as well as officials from district and provincial governments, civil society and the media.

A community grievance mechanism has also been developed and implemented to receive, assess, and promptly respond to, as well as effectively resolve, grievances.

Implementation phases

The resettlement plan consists of three main implementation phases. However, initial activities to secure the land to construct Quitunda Village (the replacement village) and other early works, referred to as Afungi Site Improvement (ASI), were added.

The table summarizes the number of land-based physically and economically displaced households during Phase 0—RV based on 2013-15 baseline data. The Household Garden and Asset agreements include both physically and economically displaced households.

Displaced households by phase


Estimated No. of Physically Displaced Households

Estimated Period for Physical Relocation

Estimated No. of Gardens and Asset Agreements*

Phase 0 + ASI


2nd quarter, 2019


Phase 1


2nd and 3rd quarters, 2019


Phase 2


2nd and 3rd quarters, 2020


Phase 3


4th quarter, 2020








Data current for April 2018. Estimates subject to change as census and asset inventories are updated.

*Estimated number of agreements is not the same as the number of impacted households as some households will sign multiple agreements depending on the location of their assets.

Implementation phase and timeline

Here, we show the geographical extent of each resettlement implementation phase and its timeline.







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