A responsible resettlement plan to restore or improve the livelihoods of displaced people on the Afungi Peninsula.
Securing land for the construction and operation of the Mozambique LNG Project and the Area 4 Rovuma LNG Project involves the physical displacement of the Quitupo community as well as economic displacement of households cultivating lands within the project area. In addition to the construction of nearshore and offshore infrastructure, the construction and operation of the A1 and A4 project will involve the economic displacement of intertidal collectors and fishing activities. To secure land access, manage involuntary displacement, and ensure the re-establishment and development of livelihoods within these areas, TEPMA1 and Area 4 Rovuma LNG Project have developed a resettlement plan. The plan was approved by the Government of Mozambique on 8 November 2016 and implementation initiated with the Moratorium announced on 6 November 2017. Delivery of the resettlement plan is led by TEPMA1 as Operator while both Area 1 and Area 4 share the cost thereof.
Construction of the replacement village (Quitunda) started in 2018. The handover of the village to district government and first relocation occurred in July 2019 and Phase 1 of relocation is complete. TEPMA1 continues to work on construction, relocation and livelihood re-establishment and development.
The Resettlement Plan has been developed with key resettlement commitments, including: