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The future Maputo Katembe bridge
The ceremony marking the beginning of the laying of the metallic cables supporting the trays of the Maputo-Catembe bridge has been postponed to a day yet to be announced. Noticias reports that bad weather was the main cause of the postponement.
The Maputo-South Development Company is the public entity in charge of the works that are carried out by China Road and Bridge Corporation (CBRC).
With the completion of the bridge, companies and tourist areas in the southern part of Maputo province are expected to improve their performance .
Temporary suspension of maritime traffic had been announced.
The bridge will have a span of 680 meters in length at a height of 60 meters in relation to the waters of the sea, in order to ensure navigability to the Maputo and Matola ports.
The construction of the Maputo-KaTembe bridge is part of a project that includes connecting roads to the southernmost part of the province of Maputo, with an estimated final cost of US$785 million, an amount financed through loans contracted by the Government of Mozambique with the Exports and Imports Bank of China (Exim).Source: Noticias