Mozambique’s Maputo municipal area to launch public tender for coastal protection work

11 November 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 11 Nov – The Mozambican municipal area of Maputo plans to launch a public tender to select a company to carry out coastal protection work along the capital city’s coastal road, the mayor of Maputo David Simango told Mozambican news agency AIM.

This project, which is intended to stop coastal erosion, has a budget of US$22.5 million provided by the Saudi Development fund, by the Arab Bank for the Economic Development of Africa and by the Mozambican central government.

This will be the second public tender for this project as the first, to choose a company that would put forward a plan for intervention, was awarded to a consortium made up of an Egyptian company and a Mozambican company.

However, political events in Egypt leading to the fall of the government of President Hosni Mubarak forced the Egyptian company to ask for an extension on the deadline to carry out its work, which was accepted by the municipal council.

According to Simango, the intervention plan was presented last week and the launch of the public tender for selection of the company to carry out the work is expected to be this month.

The mayor of Maputo noted that the coastal protection work was essential to minimise the effects of the erosion threatening the Maputo coastal road. (macauhub)