TotalEnergies supports road reconstruction in Palma
The Mozambique LNG project, operated by TotalEnergies, invested, as part of its Pamoja Tunaweza (Juntos Somos Capazes – Together We Can) initiative, around US$1 million in the rehabilitation of the road that connects Praça 25 de Setembro to the Fish Market, in the center of the town of Palma, in an extension of 1.1 km.
The road, which has a concrete structure pre-shaped coating and a drainage ditch, relied on a mostly Mozambican workforce for its rehabilitation, with 96 of the 100 workers being Mozambicans, 74 of whom were locally recruited in Palma.
At the open ceremony of the road, the Governor of Cabo Delgado, Valige Tauabo, expressed “his appreciation to TotalEnergies, for the fact that, once again, it has joined the efforts of the Government, in the materialization of this dream of the population”. Tauabo also stated that “the road accelerates the dynamics of the economic sector. Our expectation is that this road will serve as a link between producers and the market, a key factor in promoting development”.
In his turn, Auaze Saide, leader of the Quelimane neighborhood, one of the neighborhoods to directly benefit from the road, said that the rehabilitation of the road represents “overcoming a long-standing illness”, adding that “we didn’t think that one day we could have a road like this, but today we already have our road. I thank our Government and TotalEnergies for the strength they have given us. I ask TotalEnergies to keep supporting us, as we would like to see Palma different from other years. TotalEnergies will be here for many years and is our definitive partner, so we would like TotalEnergies to keep supporting us”.
Maxime Rabilloud, Country Chair of TotalEnergies, stated that “the rehabilitation of the road is part of the contribution that we have been making in various sectors for the socio-economic development of Palma. I understood the words of the leader of Quelimane. We understand that this road is not the end, but the beginning of a journey together, and TotalEnergies has indeed been here for many years”.
Rabilloud added that “TotallEnergies is not alone in supporting Palma, but with its partners in the Mozambique LNG project, namely Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Limited, ENH Rovuma Área 1, S.A., ONGC Videsh Rovuma Limited, Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited, BPRL Ventures Mozambique B.V., and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited”.
About Pamoja Tunaweza
Pamoja Tunaweza is an initiative of the Mozambique LNG project, operated by TotalEnergies, to engage various community, associative, public, and private actors, with a view to contributing to the socio-economic development of the Province of Cabo Delgado, of Palma and Mocímboa da Praia in particular, from projects designed in a participatory manner.