Five road sections in Mozambique to shift to private management

30 June 2014

Five road sections in Mozambique will shift to private management before the end of the year with the aim of maintaining road circulation and safety conditions, the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Cadmiel Muthemba, said recently in Maputo.

The sections in question are Matola/Boane, Marracuene/Lindela, Vanduzi/Changara, Nampula/Nacala and Monapo/Ilha de Moçambique. They were determined to have potential to operate under the toll road arrangement.

Muthemba specified that the development of public/private partnerships with the exclusive participation of national companies will enable those sections to be maintained by consolidating the user/payer concept.

Private sector participation in the sector’s activities is still not satisfactory, he said, adding that attention must be given to perfecting training and promotion mechanisms for national technicians and contractors.

Only two toll roads currently operate in Mozambique, in Maputo province managed by South Africa’s Trans African Concessions (TRAC) and in Tete with Estradas do Zambeze. (macauhub/MZ)