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The Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) has announced today that Mota-Engil will carry out 51.7 million Euros’-worth of work, rehabilitating one kilometre of mooring berths from June onwards.
Once rehabilitated, the quays will be able to receive larger ships, as provided for in the port development masterplan, the company says in a statement.
The rehabilitation follows the dredging of the port access channel in January 2017, at a cost of EUR 70 million.
Combined, the works, scheduled from June until the end of next year, pave the way for a 40 percent increase in the cargo capacity in Maputo and 55 percent of the cargo capacity in Matola.
In 2017, MPDC registered a 22 percent increase in volumes handled in Maputo, with 18.2 million tons of cargo against 14.9 million in the previous year. The port expects to handle around 22 million tons of cargo this year.Source: Lusa
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