Mozambique: Government seeks funds to build second bridge in Tete

28 February 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 28 Feb – The government of Mozambique plans to obtain funding for construction of a second bridge over the river Zambeze in the city of Tete in order to meet the demand of increased traffic levels, the Mozambican public works and housing minister, Felício Zacarias.

Cited by Mozambican newspaper Notícias, the minister said, however, that maintenance work on the Samora Machel Bridge in Tete, would also begin this year, and the process of selecting a contractor was underway.

According to Zacarias, although maintenance work on the bridge could improve the flow of traffic, only construction of a second bridge would deal with the demand of increased traffic in the city.

The Samora Machel Bridge was built in 1969 and 1,200 vehicles use it every day. (macauhub)