July 17, 2009 / 3:13 PM / in 9 years

World Bank approves $76 million Mozambique loan

A Mozambican Red Cross official examines women and children at a health post for the people displaced by floods, January 21, 2008. REUTERS/Thierry Delvigne-Jean/UNICEF/Handout

MAPUTO (Reuters) - The World Bank approved a $76 million loan for Mozambique on Friday to help improve the health sector and for infrastructure and communications development, a bank official said.

The World Bank interim representative in Mozambique, Luiz Tavares, said nearly $45 million would be for assistance to the health sector with the remainder for infrastructure and communications.

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