South Korea: The Korean International Cooperation Agency (Koica) has informed media that South Korea will fund a cartographic survey of the Zambezi Valley region of Mozambique. The project will cost US$4.5 million and take two years to complete. The project is intended to produce digital topographical maps of the city of Tete, in the Zambezi valley region and covering round 286 square kilometres and the whole of the Zambezi Valley region. The maps will be produced to a scale of 1:2,500 and 1:50,000, respectively.
Tete was chosen due to its importance for mining and potential to drive Mozambique’s economic development. The project also includes sending two Mozambican technicians to South Korea for training in digital topographical map production as well as training in Mozambique, Koica said.