Coastal protection work in Maputo, Mozambique due to begin in October

17 September 2012

Work to repair coastal protection systems in the city of Maputo, costing an estimated US$21.5 million, is due to begin in October and be finished in May 2014, according to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.

The work is the responsibility of Portuguese-Egyptian construction consortium Roawad Modem Engineering/MCA Moçambique, and is intended to minimise the effects of coastal erosion, ensure the safety of public facilities and help to promote tourism by making improvements to the area.

The work will include building eight breakwaters along the coast, between the Naval Club and Bairro dos Pescadores, over a stretch of 13.2 kilometres, as well as building 10 kilometres of sea wall and repositioning materials in order to protect the base of the existing wall, over a stretch of 3.2 kilometres.

The project is funded by the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and by the Saudi Development Fund and will also receive funds from the central government and the Maputo municipal council. (macauhub)