COMESA orders strategy to be drawn up for port of Maputo corridor, in Mozambique

14 September 2012

The Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) has invited consulting companies to state their interest in drawing up a strategy for the cargo corridor of the port of Maputo, in Mozambique, South African website Engineering News reported.

The strategy will be part of a coordinated approach focused on transport corridors and the port of Maputo framed by an integrated system intended to boost trade.

The invitation to the consulting companies was presented on behalf of COMESA by the Mozambique Regional Gateway Programme (MRGP), which is jointly funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development in Mozambique and by the office for the same body for Southern Africa.

The programme has two components and the national one is focused on improving facilities along the Beira and Nacala corridors by improving the transport and planning policy of the Mozambican government.

The second component, which is a regional one, plans to ensure that the improvements introduced in the development corridors will turn into benefits for Mozambique’s neighbouring countries without direct access to the sea, by reducing transport costs. (macauhub)