China Road and Bridge Corporation builds and repairs roads in Maputo, Mozambique

9 March 2012

The China Road and Bridge Corporation will build a 74-kilometre road to improve road traffic in the Mozambican districts of Maputo, Matola and Marracuene.

The road will have two lanes over its entire length and an estimated capacity of 3,600 vehicles per hour on each lane.

The work, which began in June, is expected to take 30 months.

The project is estimated to cost some US$315 million, of which US$300 million will be provided by the People’s Republic of China. The work is expected to take two and half years and employ up to 2,500 Mozambican workers.

According to Mozambican newspaper O País the mayor of Maputo, David Simango, said that 52 kilometres of the road would be built from scratch and 22 kilometres would involve refurbishing or repairing existing roads that are in a poor state of repair.

The work, which will be directed to six areas of the road network, will employ between 1,000 and 2,500 Mozambicans and 115 foreigners. (macauhub)