Mozambique launches international tender for water supply to Maputo province

30 June 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 30 June – The Mozambican Fund for Investment and Water Supply Assets (Fipag) has launched an international tender to implement the water supply project for the province of Maputo, Macauhub has learned from a Ministry for Public Works and Housing source.

For that purpose, the Mozambican government has received funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Commission, the French Development Agency and the Netherlands’ government.

The work will basically involve reconstruction of the water main between the source (Umbelkuzi river) and Matola, a satellite city of Maputo, over a stretch of 14 kilometres.

Later, a 5-kilometre mains pipe will be built between Matola and Machava, a residential area on the outskirts of Matola.

The work is due to begin in December of this year, and is due to be concluded 18 months later.

The conditions for qualification will include the annual turnover of companies, which may be no less than 15 million euros or the equivalent over the last five years and recently having been involved in at least two contracts worth over 10 million euros that have been substantially or totally concluded.

Chinese companies have been heavily involved in large project in Mozambique, including CCM Construções, which was responsible for expanding and refurbishing the water supply system in several districts of Manica province, in central Mozambique.

Other Chinese companies have expanded and modernised the water supply system in the Mozambican capital. (macauhub)