The Cabo Delgado provincial government has earmarked about 1,200 hectares of arable land for the families affected by the construction of the liquefied natural gas production plant there.
Altogether, more than 2,000 hectares of arable land are needed for the 556 farming families being resettled.
Provincial Director of Land, Environment and Rural Development Arlindo Djedje said the new agricultural production areas were not far from where the families would be resettled, and that a census would begin in October to confirm improvements in the areas where the future liquefied natural gas production plant would be built.
“The start of the census for the confirmation of property assets is planned for the 27th of October, once the moratorium is signed. Indicatively, we are proposing the 26th of October, as the date of the announcement of the moratorium and of the beginning of the process. Then, on the next day, the confirmation of the data would start,” Djedje explained.
Cabo Delgado governor Celmira da Silva said safeguarding the interests of the communities being resettled because of the Rovuma basin natural gas project was a government priority.