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Mota-Engil has started geological surveys for the construction of the bridge Maputo/Catembe, in Mozambique

15 June 2011 No Comment

“In order to define the conditions of the area where the 3000m-long bridge will be constructed for connecting the city of Maputo and the municipality of Catembe, geological surveys have started this week, according to the newspaper Notícias de Maputo. These surveys are being carried out by the Portuguese construction company Mota-Engil and aims at evaluating, along the route of the future bridge, the land surface through the soil behaviour so as to prevent possible natural disasters, such as erosion, landslides, soil settlement, soil swelling and earthquakes. During a working visit to Catembe, the chairman of Maputo Council, David Simango, said it seems that the construction of the bridge should start in January 2012. (…) The construction of the bridge for Catembe and new roads, a project estimated at 500 million dollars, should be financed by the Mozambican Investment Bank (Banco Nacional de Investimentos), an institution in which the Mozambican government and the Portuguese state-owned financial group Caixa Geral de Depósitos have equal stakes of 49.5 percent, while the Commercial and Investment Bank (Banco Comercial e de Investimentos) owns 1 percent. ”

Source: Portal macauhub, 02/06/2011