Construction of bridge over Zambezi, Mozambique enters final phase

4 September 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 4 Sept – The construction of the bridge over the river Zambezi in Mozambique has entered its final phase, with work beginning on the bridge’s platform, the director of the Rover Zambezi Bridge Office, Elias Paulo said Monday in Maputo.

The bridge, the construction of which is the responsibility of Portuguese consortium Soares da Costa/Mota-Engil, will be 2,443 meters long, 16 meters wide and have four lanes, is estimated to cost 80 million euros.

According to Paulo, if there are no setbacks, the platform will be ready by November of this year.

“Progress on building work is going well. If everything goes as well as it is, the deadline for conclusion of the project for March 2009 will be fulfilled,” said Paulo. (macauhub)