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Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 59525, tabled on 15 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that UK Export Finance support for the Mozambique LNG Project does not further exacerbate the Islamic insurgency in the Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique.

Answered on

18 June 2020

The Mozambique LNG Project is still under consideration, and we cannot comment on potential transactions for reasons of commercial confidentiality.

UK Export Finance (UKEF) carries out due diligence on all relevant aspects of a project before coming to a decision on whether to provide support.

The Government has already published a Category A notice which includes a link to an Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment of the Mozambique LNG project and related information. The Category A notice is available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/category-a-project-under-consideration-mozambique-lng-project/category-a-project-under-consideration-mozambique-lng-project

UKEF has a specialist Environmental, Social and Human Rights (ESHR) team that reviews relevant projects prior to UKEF taking a decision on support.

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Department for International Trade
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