French oil company Total withdrew all its employees from Mozambique after Islamic extremists attacked Palma a month ago.
The number will be approximately 1,000 employees, but Total did not give a figure.
The gas project, for which Total has entered into a contract in Mozambique, has an estimated price of more than 140 billion Norwegian kroner.
About 410 companies, from security guards to subcontractors, are participating in the project in the province of Cabo Delgado, where Palma is located.
Everyone will now have to stop work. This will lead to about 56,000 people being unemployed, according to the head of a Mozambique business organization, Agostino Fuma.
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As a result of the attack on March 24th, Total uses the term “force majeure”, which means that the company believes that something has happened that they cannot foresee, which means that they have no obligation to fulfill the contract.
In a statement, the company wrote that it hoped the Mozambican government and international coalition partners would be able to restore security.
There was great optimism about the gas project, which would have guaranteed the country a major boost in terms of future economic development.
Thousands of people have been forced to flee as a result of the violence in Mozambique, and nearly a million people now suffer from hunger. About 50,000 people fled after the attack in Palma, where an estimated 100 jihadists took part.
Dozens were killed, but it was not clear how many. The Mozambican army has since regained control of the city.
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