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Construction / Infrastructure in Mozambique

  • Africa: Experts Explore Infrastructure and Cooperation to Improve Lives

    BOTSWANA, 2017/11/01 Addis Ababa — African economies require structural transformation to attain sustained increase that trickles down to all its peoples, an official from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) told experts gathered at the organization’s Ethiopian headquarters. Soteri Gatera, who heads the ECA’s Industrialization and Infrastructure Section, says only such “inclusive” economic increase will help resolve the “persistent social economic problems” Africa faces.
  • Bank of South Korea funds reconstruction of road in Mozambique

    SOUTH KOREA, 2016/07/26 Reconstruction of the road between Nampula and Nametil, over a distance of 72 kilometres, will cost US$75.4 million, the National Roads Government (ANE) of Mozambique said Friday in Maputo. Agostinho Notece of the ANE said during a business and investment forum held in the city of Nampula that the project would be financed with a loan from the South Korea Import-Export Bank under an agreement signed in May 2015.
  • Brazil’s Andrade Gutierrez starts construction of dam in Mozambique

    BRAZIL, 2016/03/26 The construction of the Moamba Major dam, a project costing US$500 million that will supply electricity and water to Mozambique’s Maputo province, should start in May, the director of the project said Monday. Elias Paulo, cited by pan-African news agency APA, said the hydroelectric plant would take three years to build, and that the contractor was a consortium led by Brazilian group Andrade Gutierrez.
  • Chinese company CRBC builds bridge over Nkomati River in Mozambique

    CHINA, 2015/07/22 The bridge construction works on the Nkomati River, in Maputo province, carried out by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), should be completed by December, said the president of development company Empresa de Desenvolvimento de Maputo Sul. Paulo Fumane, president of the organisation responsible for implementation of the Maputo ring road and the Maputo/Catembe bridge and associated road system, said construction would make it possible to link the the town of Marracuene and Maçaneta by road, as these two places are currently connected only by barge.
  • Mozambique paves 21,000 kilometres of roads in 2014

    MOZAMBIQUE, 2015/06/30 Twenty-one thousand kilometres of roads of a total planned 22,000 kilometres of roads were paved in Mozambique in 2014, representing an implementation rate of 96 %, said the Mozambican minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources. Carlos Bonete Martinho, who was speaking in Maputo during the National Conference of the Joint Review of the road sector, said the newly paved roads accounted for about 74 % of the Mozambican road network, which totals around 30,000 kilometres. The minister, who was cited by Mozambican news agency AIM, as well said that the asphalting work represented a financial commitment of 21 billion meticais (US$548 million), of which half was paid by partners supporting Mozambique.
  • Port of Nacala-a-Velha in 2015

    BRAZIL, 2014/03/16 Vale Moçambique plans to export its initial shipment of coal via the port of Nacala-a-Velha in 2015, and the test phase for exports is expected to begin in the final quarter of this year, said the company’s managing director, Ricardo Saad. The development project for the Port of Nacala-a-Velha and the Moatize-Nacala railway line, which is managed by Sociedade de Desenvolvimento do Corredor do Norte and owned by Vale Moçambique (80 %) and by port and rail manager Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (20 %), is due to be operational as of next year following investment of around US$4.5 billion.
  • Mozambique’s power company needs US$2 billion

    MOZAMBIQUE, 2014/03/02 Mozambican national power company Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) estimates it needs to spend US$2 billion on its primary power transmission network to meet a rise in request for electricity, according to an internal study cited by Mozambican newspaper Notícias. The study showed that this all needs to be spent over the next five to ten years on the transmission network, and that US$815 million should be used in the north of the country, US$570 million in central Mozambique, and US$600 million in the southern region. In the statement EdM said that it was facing constraints that had affected the quality of the electricity supply and that these made the electricity supply vulnerable.
  • Japanese government plans reconstruction road in Mozambique

    JAPAN, 2013/12/01 The Japanese government plans to provide US$68 million for reconstruction of 90 kilometres of the Mandimba-Lichinga road in Mozambique’s Niassa province, under the terms of an agreement signed Thursday in Maputo. The project, which will be carried out by the National Roads Government, is split into two sections, the initial of which – Cuamba to Massangulo – is funded by the African Development Bank (ADB) and the second – Massangulo to Lichinga – has funding from the Japanese International Development Agency (JICA).
  • Mozambique: Two State Construction Companies Liquidated

    MAPUTO CITY, 2013/10/27 The Mozambican government on Tuesday approved a decree liquidating two national-owned companies, the Road and Bridge Construction and Maintenance Company (ECMEP), and the Equipment Hiring Company (EAE). These were companies supervised by the Ministry of Public Works, and they once had branches throughout the country. The government spokesperson, Deputy Justice Minister Alberto Nkutumula, told reporters that the government had tried to rescue these companies, but without success. Thus in 1999, the ten provincial ECMEPs were consolidated into three regional ECMEPs - but this move did not save the ECMEPs from bankruptcy.
  • Portuguese Estradas do Zambeze consortium repairs roads in Mozambique’s Tete province

    MOZAMBIQUE, 2013/07/05 The concession company for 700 km of roads in Mozambique’s Tete province, Estradas do Zambeze, is carrying out emergency work on several national roads to ensure they are open to automobile traffic, the company’s director said. Luís Ferreira told the Maputo-based daily Notícias that the company was doing major work on several road sections, particularly filling holes, some very deep, caused by rains in the initial quarter of the year. The aim is to do long-lasting work on roads with the majority traffic, particularly those used by large trucks carrying goods from the port of Beira in Sofala to the Great Lakes nations and vice versa, he said.