Construction of Catembe/Ponte de Ouro road begins in Mozambique

14 September 2015

Road construction works between Maputo and Ponta do Ouro, a project that is pat of the road network for the bridge between Maputo and Catembe, have begun according to Mozambican weekly newspaper Domingo.

On the Catembe side the road will have two lanes as far as Ponta do Ouro, over a distance of around 110 kilometres. At kilometre 100 the road will have a detour of 9 or 10 kilometres to reach the border with South Africa.

There are also plans to build another two-lane road between Bela Vista and Boane, which will be about 63 kilometres long.

This work has an estimated cost of US$780 million, which were obtained by Mozambique through loans granted by China, and the construction project was awarded to the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC).

Ismael Suleiman, the engineer responsible for the road sector at Empresa de Desenvolvimento de Maputo Sul, owner of the work, said the contractor had completed the road foundation over a distance of 3 kilometres towards Bela Vista – Catembe.

Suleiman said that work the contractor will carry out between Catembe and the South African border and Ponta do Ouro is expected to be completed by December 2017. (macauhub/MZ)