Rebuilding work on port bridge in Mozambique’s second city to start in July

30 April 2007

Beira, Mozambique, 30 April – Work to rebuild the bridge in the fishing dock of the Port of Beira will get underway in July, an official has said.

Unveiling plans for the reconstruction project last week, Mozambique’s national fisheries director Hermónio Tembe said Beira’s fishing port was closed in 2001 due to its state of disrepair, which was worsened by a hurricane that devastated large swathes of the country at the time.

Results of an international tender for the reconstruction of the bridge in the fishing dock will be announced in June, he said, adding that modernization of the port will allow boosted fish exports. Mozambique currently earns between US$ 70 million and US$ 90 million from overseas sales of fish products, particularly shrimp.

Rebuilding of the bridge in Beira’s fish dock will cost around US$ 19 million, funds already pledged by the Arab Bank and Islamic Development Fund. (macauhub)