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Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe to Manage Zambezi, Noticias Reports

July 08, 2011

July 8 (Bloomberg) -- Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe have a agreed to set up legal instrument to effectively manage the Zambezi River, the fourth longest river in Africa and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean, the daily Noticias reported, citing Mozambique Public Works and Housing Minister Cadmiel Muthemba.

All three countries will exchange regular hydro- metrological information on the river in order to prevent flash floods and protect the environment under the deal, the Maputo based daily said.

The 3,540-kilometre-long river (2,200 miles) flows through Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and into Mozambique, where it empties into the Indian Ocean.

To contact the reporter on this story: Fred Katerere in Maputo at fkaterere@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Tim Smith at tsmith58@bloomberg.net


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