Construction of port of Matatuíne, in Mozambique, has been awarded

22 April 2013

The Mozambican government ahs awarded the concession for construction of the deep water port of Techobanine, in the Matutuíne district of Maputo province, the Mozambican prime minister announced.

According to daily newspaper Notícias, Alberto Vaquina did not, however, identify the contractor for the project costing an estimated US$7 billion, which will be funded by the Mozambican and Botswana governments.

The project is to build a deep water port for large draught ships, to complement the port of Maputo, as well as to build a railway line linking Techobanine to Botswana, via Chicualacuala and Zimbabwe and construction of an industrial complex.

The port complex will have capacity to process 100 million tons of cargo per year and may be a strategic regional reserve for fuel as well as an ideal facility for exporting a variety of minerals from countries such as Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and others. (macauhub)