Mozambique-China cooperation project to create 2,000 jobs

September 21, 2012

Africa, International

Mozambique-China cooperation project to create 2,000 jobs


MAPUTO– A 725 million U. S. dollars bridge under Mozambique-China cooperation was launched on September 20, 2012 by Mozambican President Armando Guebuza in the capital Maputo, with the project estimated to generate 2,000 jobs.

This was announced by the project authorities on Thursday in the presence of President Guebuza, who official launched the first stone that marks the kick off of the construction works.

Guebuza highlighted the importance of the bridge to the development of the districts that will also benefit the construction of roads of more than 200 km (124 miles) and the people from Katembe.

“After the conclusion of the construction works we will be linking the entire country from Rovuma (in the northern region of the country) to Maputo in the real sense. The project will boost economic activities of the districts that will benefit from the roads,” the president said.

Hailing the bridge as part of the cooperation between the governments of Mozambique and China, the president urged his people to protect the project.

“When we build something we must take full responsibility of it and take good care of it because all of us will benefit from it,” the president said.

The project will last 30 months and will be done by the Chinese Road and Bridge Corporation.

The bridge of 60 meters (196 feet) high and 3 km (1.8 miles) long involves the resettlement of 800 people.


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In July 2012 the government of Mozambique announced it will build a new bridge across the Zambezi River to allow for a giant coal mining project in the interior Tete province. The new Zambezi bridge is budgeted to cost US$ 132 million. The Ministry of Public Works already has drafted a contract with the Brazilian-Portuguese consortium Estradas do Zambeze to oversee constructions. Construction is to be finished no later than January 2014. The new Zambezi bridge and Tete highway are part of a large infrastructure modernization scheme in the vast country. Also, the road connection to northern Mozambique is now quickly improved to allow for tourism and other development in this remote area.


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