Italian/Mozambican consortium granted tender to build three bridges

30 October 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 30 Oct – An Italian/Mozambican consortium is to build three bridges in the Mozambican province of Manica, the respective concession contract for which was signed Saturday in Dombe, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

Construction of bridges by the consortium made up of Italian company CMC-África Austral and Mozambique’s CETA – Construção e Serviços is expected to cost some US$22.18 million.

The general director for the National Roads Administration, Eusébio Siquela, said that the bridges would have a total length of 420 meters, and the longest was across the Lucite river, with a length of 200 meters, followed by that of the Mussapa (160 meters) and across the Nhancuarara, which is 60 meters long.

The work is to be entirely funded by the Mozambican state budget, and is expected to be concluded by October 2009, according to Siquela. (macauhub)