Palma Natural Gas Town, Mozambique, Africa
 
 
Year2014latitude: -10° 46'
longitude: 40° 27'
Period2014-2054
Initiator(s)African Century Real Estate (ACRE)
Planning organizationENH group
Nationality initiator(s)Mozambican
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Tracus Arquitectos
Design organization
Inhabitants8,000
Target population350,000
Town website
Town related linkshttps://mozambiqueminingpost.wordpress.com/tag/palma/
http://www.africancentury.co.mz/projects/
http://www.enh.co.mz/Projectos/Projectos-em-Carteira/Plano-Geral-de-Urbaniz acao-de-Palma-PGU
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
The future City of Palma in the district of Cabo Delgado, Northern Mozambique, is a project implemented by the national Mozambican corporation responsible for research, exploration, production and marketing of petroleum products.
The original small town of around 8000 inhabitant is located in the area adjacent to the site designed for gas liquefaction units by international dealerships.
The new plan is designed to receive a population of 250.000 people and to provide all the facilities needed to support the exploration activities of natural resources, a gas production factory “ Natural Gas” (LNG) and a set of energy-intensive industries, expected to create some 10.000 jobs.
On the one hand the improving of the gas sector represents a great resource in the economic growth of Mozambique, but on the other hand it is possible to discuss the impact that this new intervention might have on the neighboring villages, in terms of environmental risk, resettlement and unequal distribution of wealth.

source: http://www.enh.co.mz/Projectos/Projectos-em-Carteira/Plano-Geral-de-Urbanizacao-de-Palma-PGU

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