New rules for construction contractors implemented in Mozambique

26 September 2013

Construction contractors in Mozambique are required from now on to provide a minimum amount of equipment to be granted construction licenses, the Mozambican deputy minister for Public Works and Housing, Francisco Pereira said.

Announcing the approval of a new law to regulate construction contractors and consultants, the minister added that thus far all that was needed for approval was a staff list.

“Experience has shown us that to carry out construction projects you have to have capacity, and so we decided that there should be a requirement for a minimum amount of equipment as well as the other things included in the previous document,” he noted, cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.

Amongst the changes introduced, the deputy minister noted that the commission that grants the permits and licenses would be required to visit the company’s facilities to confirm the statements made with a view to receiving a license.

Construction companies can no longer carry out building work without third party insurance under the terms of the new legal diploma, the deputy minister said at the end of a Council of Ministers meeting. (macauhub)