Mozambique: Concession model extended to further 15 roads

5 December 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 5 Dec – The concession road model, so far applied only to the road known as Maputo-Witbank in Mozambique, is to be extended to a further 15 main roads, Mozambique’s public works and housing, Felício Zacarias said in Maputo.

Responding to questions in Mozambique’s parliament, the minister said that public tenders had been launched for concessions on roads such as Inchope/Caia, Beira/Machipanda, Cuchamano/Zóbuè, Maputo/Catembe/Ponta d’Ouro and Boane/Bela Vista.

In his turn, the minsiter for Transport and Communications, Paulo Zucula, mentioned the licensing of 40 new inter-provincial road transport operators and a an increase to the public transport fleet in the city of Maputo to 150 units.

Speaking at the end of the parliamentary session, Prime Minister Luisa Diogo said that the moves outlined were evidence of the Government’s efforts to find solutions to the problems of concern to the population.

She noted the Government’s intention to increase food production, continue with the rural electricity programme, expansion of fixed and mobile telecommunications and improvement of education. (macauhub)