The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 70 (1992) > Issues > Issue 11 > A Letter From Mozambique
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A Letter From Mozambique

I recently arrived here in Mozambique to undertake a 2-year contract on a VS0 (Voluntary Service Overseas)-type basis. The broad philosophy of this work is that skilled foreign staff should be placed in Government structures of developing countries where they can work on a local salary alongside local people. It is hoped that they should not only complete a particular project but also pass on some of their experience to those they are working with. I have a placement with the parastatal construction company, CETA, a general civil engineering contractor in the provincial city of Beira. I have been seconded and sponsored by Gifford & Partners, for whom I worked in the UK for the past 6 years. C.M. Collings