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Mozambique Uses Chinese Satellite to Predict Natural Disasters

By | January 3, 2020

Photo: Mozambique’s National Meteorology Institute (INAM)

Mozambique’s National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) has begun using a satellite system provided by China, according to Xinhua. INAM announced on Friday that the new system will allow for more accurate predictions on weather, climate change, and potential natural disasters. 

“We will have a system that allows the country to monitor tropical cyclones, something the former system did not allow us to do because of its coverage limitation,” INAM deputy director Mussa Mustafa said during the launching ceremony in the capital city of Maputo. Mustafa also said the government intends to issue early warnings moving forward. 

The deputy minister of Transport and Communications Manuela Ribelo said better meteorological information can also be used for early and adequate preparation in air and maritime sectors.