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Maputo-Sul, the Mozambican public company managing the suspension bridge over the bay of Maputo, expects to spend one million and two hundred thousand dollars per year in maintenance works.
The information was made public today, by Basílio Nzunga.
The Maputo-Katembe bridge is an undertaking that will need a lot of care to have durability. Anyone who thinks that with the end of the works is deceived is the end of the work. At the moment, the company says it is developing a manual that will determine the frequency of interventions in the infrastructure.
According to Basílio Nzunga, the head of quality control of the works, Maputo-Sul will be in charge of the maintenance of the bridge, but does not rule out the possibility of contracting private operators.
Nzunga says that the company will have to find ways to ensure payment for maintenance because toll revenues will not cover maintenance costs.
Nzunga also noted that crossing the bridge may be interdicted whenever strong winds occur.
For medical assistance, in case of accidents, Maputo-Sul says that there will be ambulances and other picket services equipment to respond to situations of obstruction of the roads.
By Raúl Massingue