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Maputo Municipal Council will soon install an intelligent traffic management system on some of the capital’s main avenues to help clear rush-hour jams.
João Munguambe, Councillor for Economic Activities in the municipality, says traffic monitoring cameras at strategic locations will improve order and safety on the public road and pinpoint drivers who are acting inconsiderately or obstructing traffic flow.
“The tender process – for a traffic light management system responsive to traffic flows – will close at the end of August. Traffic light times will be adjusted to better manage traffic and avoid unnecessary jams,” he explained.
This system will also hold road traffic offenders accountable and improve the safety conditions on the road.
“Accidents and robberies occurring on the road are difficult to clarify, and central management and control will allow many of the problems that happen in public spaces to be better managed,” Munguambe added.
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To reduce costs and maximise benefits, the municipality will place cameras in locations with the best visibility.
“We can have more benefits with less equipment. The terms of reference have been published and five companies have expressed an interest and will submit final proposals for evaluation,” the councillor says.