Construction of Mozambique Science and Technology Park to begin in March

2 February 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 2 Feb – Construction of Mozambique’s first Science and Technology Park is to begin in March, the country’s science and technology minister, Venancio Massingue has said, cited by the Mozambican news agency AIM.

He made his comments in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, where he was taking part from Sunday to Tuesday in the African Union summit focusing on the topic of “Information and Communication Technologies: challenges and prospects for development”.

Massingue guaranteed that the park’s preparations are on schedule. “The Indian builder is already in Mozambique, the electric power supply is in place and Telecomunicações de Moçambique is speeding up installation of the park’s optic fibre connection,” he specified.

The minister added that ground clearing would begin in February, along with installation of the water supply network, so that construction of the buildings can begin in March.

Mozambique’s first Science and Technology Park will be located in the district of Manhiça, about 80 km north of the capital Maputo. The Indian company Jaguar Overseas will do the construction work.

The future park represents a US$25 million investment granted by the Indian government in the form of a loan and should take two years to be built. (macauhub)