Mozambique: Bridge over Lugela river, in Zambézia province, practically finished

3 September 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 3 Sept – The districts of Mocuba and Lugela in Mozambique’s Zambézia province, are soon expected to reconnect by road via the bridge over the Lugela river, the reconstruction of which is about to end, according to a report in Mozambican newspaper Notícias.

The paper added that final touches were being added to the bridge, which included drainage channels and signage.

The total cost of the work is estimated at 174,853.8 meticais and the physical structure includes two lanes and a length of 200 metres and width of 9 metres.

The work, which began in 2006, was due to have been concluded in August of last year, but, due to various technical factors, it was not possible to conclude it on schedule.

Reconstruction of the bridge, which was destroyed in the floods of 2000, was granted to Portuguese consortium Construtora do Tâmega and Conduril – Construtora Duriense. (macauhub)