Mozambique’s airport company invests US$21 million in Beira, Tete and Quelimane

18 May 2006

Maputo, Mozambique, 18 May – Mozambican airport company, Aeroportos de Moçambique (ADM) plans to invest US$21 million by 2009 on refurbishing and modernization of airports in Beira, Quelimane and Tete, the president of the state company said.

Dionísio Cambaza told Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias that a consultant had already been chosen to prepare the launch of the international tender for the three projects.

The investment in the three airports in central Mozambique – Beira, Quelimane and Tete – will be financed by the Mozambican government and Danish cooperation (DANIDA), according to Cambaza.

At Beira and Quelimane the project includes repaving runways and installing luminous signaling systems.

The two airports will also benefit from the installation of an airborne instrument landing system (ILS), firefighting vehicles and communication and safety equipment as well as generators.

In Tete, as well as these improvements, VOR communications equipment will also be purchased.

Cambaza said that ADM had made a selection last week of seven proposals for the refurbishment and extension of Maputo International Airport, without giving the names of the candidates.

This project includes modernization of the airport, construction of a VIP pavilion, a new control tower, repair and extension of the cargo terminal, as well as refurbishing access roads.

Meanwhile, the Mozambican press reported that in mid-June a scanner will be in operation at Maputo Port to check goods, which required an investment of some US$20 million.

Electronic checking equipment is also due to be installed at the Ressano Garcia border, to the south of Maputo and the ports of Beira and Nacala. (macauhub)

MACAUHUB FRENCH