Maputo launches tender for construction of bus terminal

23 June 2006

Maputo, Mozambique, 23 June – The Maputo city council plans to launch a public tender for construction of a new large-scale bus terminal and complementary infrastructures in the Mozambican capital, officials said.

Mário Macaringue, responsible for the city’s infrastructures and development, told Mozambican daily Notícias that as well as the terminal, the project would also include support services such as stores, restaurants, banks, travel agencies and information points.

The new terminal, Macaringue said, would be built according to “international standards.”

This is the second large-scale project announced by the council within a week, after the launch, in a partnership with the Mozambican fund for housing (FFH), of a plan to assign 850 plots of land for house construction, particularly to young people.

The memorandum of understanding signed between the two institutions includes the distribution of plots, initially in the Zimpeto neighborhood on the outskirts of Maputo and is valued at over US$600,000.

In statements to the paper, Macaringue also said that an unidentified private group would invest some US$500,000 in a youth hostel and multipurpose sports fields in the center of Maputo. (macauhub)