Mozambique: Bridge over Zambezi concluded in first half of 2009

23 December 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 23 Dec – The construction of the bridge over the river Zambezi in Mozambique linking the provinces of Sofala and Zambézia is due to be concluded in the first half of 2009, according to a pro0jection from the Portuguese consortium Mota-Engil/Soares da Costa, which is responsible for the project, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported Tuesday.

The director of the Zambezi Bridge Project Office, Elias Paulo, said that the, “work has reached 76.5 execution. Seven sections of the bridge have yet to be put in place, of the 30 that make up the bridge’s platform.

The bridge over the Zambezi rover will be 2,376 metres long and have two driving lanes.

The work on the bridge over the Zambezi, which is expected to cost 78.6 million euros, began in March 2006.

The funding for the work was provided by the European Commission, Italy, Sweden, Japan and the Mozambican government itself. (macauhub)