Bridge over Save river in Mozambique due to be inspected in August

15 July 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 15 July – The bridge over the Save River in Mozambique is due to be inspected in August to determine the repairs it needs to maintain the bridge linking the south and central regions of Mozambique, the country’s minister for Public Works and Housing said.

Cadmiel Muthemba, cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias, said that maintenance was underway on the bridge but added that a detailed engineering survey was needed to determine the bridge’s state of repair.

“From what I have seen everything is fine, but we need to see to what extent safety conditions are ensured and the type of intervention that needs to made,” said the minister for Public Works and Housing.

Muthemba did not deny the possibility that, once the type of intervention needed had been established, maintenance work would go ahead as happened with the bridge over the Limpopo bridge in the city of Xai-Xai, in Gaza, where road traffic was diverted for two nights to carry out the repairs on the bridge. (macauhub)