Mozambique to be connected to South Africa by a new road

19 June 2017

The construction of the Mapinhane-Pafuri regional road (N222), which covers the provinces of Inhambane, Gaza and Maputo, in southern Mozambique, is expected to begin in May 2018 and be completed three years later, a representative of South African company Capital Projects said in Inhambane.

The representative of Capital Projects said the company had US$780 million available to build the 500-kilometre road, which connects Vilanculos district to the border between Mozambique and South Africa.

This funding was obtained through a partnership between Capital Projects and China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC).

China Harbor Engineering Company is involved in a US$1 billion investment project to build a new port in Maputo province to serve Mozambique and neighbouring countries including South Africa.

The project for the Techobanine deepwater port in the Matutuíne district of southern Maputo province is being promoted by a consortium led by Mozambican company Bela Vista Holdings (BVH) which, in addition to CHEC, is part of South Africa’s Transnet. (macauhub)