Mozambican government ratifies air transport agreements with Portugal and Brazil

13 October 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 13 Oct – The Mozambican government Tuesday ratified its air transport agreements with Brazil and with Portugal, which allow airline to fly over and sell air transport services in the two countries and vice versa, a government spokesman said in Maputo.

The agreements ratified were signed with Portugal on 30 April in Lisbon and with Brazil on 17 June, in Brasilia.

The Mozambican government in a Council of Ministers meeting also ratified an agreement for mutual acceptance of driving licenses with Brazil, and spokesman Alberto Nkumtumula said that the right to use the driving license from the country of origin was guaranteed for just 180 days.

“Once that period is over, the interested party will take physical and mental aptitude examinations in order to convert their license into a license from the country of residence, without having to take new driving tests,” Nkutumula said.

At the same meeting, the government ratified agreements with South Korea and with China worth a total of US$41.1 million.

The agreement with South Korea, signed on 14 September in Seoul, relates to a loan of US$20 million for the Project to Improve the Nacala Corridor, Phase 1, in northern Mozambique, according to a statement from the Council of Ministers.

With China, via the EximBank, the Chinese government’s export and import bank, the agreement was signed on 16 September and outlines a pay out of US$21.4 million to fund the Fixed Line Telephony Project to Cover District Capitals. (macauhub)