The Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique (CTA) praised the impact that the new bridge over the Save River will have on the development of the logistics sector, internal and regional trade, as well as contributing to the sustainable development of the southern, central and northern regions of the country.
According to the CTA’s vice-president for the logistics sector, Éder Pale, the infrastructure will reduce journey times when transporting goods, explaining that before the bridge and due to the precarious state of the road, “costs increased from 640,000 meticais to 850,000. However, we can see these figures decreasing”.
In this way, the source urged all users to assume their responsibilities in the proper use and conservation of the new bridge, contributing not only by paying the planned fees to ensure the maintenance and return on the investments made here, but also in a disciplined manner and respecting the load limits and other procedures that guarantee the longevity of the project.
Construction of the bridge began at the end of 2018 and was scheduled to last three years, but in 2020 it was not delivered due to a lack of funds. The infrastructure has a capacity of 50 tonnes, is of the suspended and pre-reinforced type, with three spans of 210 metres and two of 110 metres, making a total length of 810 metres, a carriageway of 7.20 metres, separated from its side walks by 1.35 metres.