The contractor repairing the road bridge over the Save River in the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane may re-start work on the bridge next month, Folha de Maputo reports, citing a provincial highways official, Elcídio Parruque.
The Mozambican newspaper quotes Mr Parruque as saying the loosening of restrictions imposed in the effort to counter the Covid-19 pandemic may allow the work to resume.
Traffic is using a temporary bridge in the meantime, Folha de Maputo quotes Mr Parruque as saying.
Separately, a Mozambican television station, TV Miramar, reports that personnel in charge of the work are stuck in China.
The contract is worth 5 billion meticals (about US$70.7 million), Miramar says.
In March another Mozambican newspaper, Jornal Notícias, identified the contractor in charge of the project aimed at improving road links in southern Mozambique as state-owned China Road and Bridge Corp.
(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):