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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Rehabilitates 17km of Roads in Maputo and Matola

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Rehabilitates 17km of Roads in Maputo and Matola

At least 17 kilometres of roads will be rehabilitated and asphalted in the cities of Maputo and Matola, southern Mozambique, as part of the project to improve urban mobility in the greater Maputo metropolitan region.

The project will be implemented by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) and includes the rehabilitation of 24 de Julho avenue, between Tanzania and Zambia avenues, in the city of Maputo, the country’s capital, over a length of 3.2 kilometres, the contract for which will be awarded in a few days.

Fátima Artur, coordinator of the “MOVE Maputo” Mobility Project, who made the announcement, emphasised that the work includes the construction of a third lane in the uphill direction.

Rehabilitation work will also be carried out on Avenida da ONU and the links between Fernão Magalhães and 25 de Setembro, for an approximate length of 1.7 kilometres.

On the Matola Municipality’s side, the contract is being awarded for asphalting work on the Molumbela/Kongolote sections, covering 2.4 kilometres, the Circular Road/Boquisso (6.7 kilometres) and the Circular Road Matlemele/Nwamatidjana (3.0 kilometres).

The interventions are part of the project to build corridors dedicated to passenger transport vehicles – Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), financed by the World Bank to the tune of 250 million US dollars.

The corridor will comprise a 22-kilometre segregated section, stretching from downtown Maputo to the Missão Roque roundabout, passing through Combatentes and Juventude squares.

Later, there will be non-segregated roads, stretching 32 kilometres, linking Missão Roque to Albazine, Zimpeto, Matola Gare and Marracuene, with six routes.

Artur said that the works should take shape from the second half of next year, once the survey of the infrastructures to be affected by the project’s route has been finalised.

He also said that the sector is currently looking for a consultant to map everything in the BRT corridor and identify resettlement needs.

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According to “Notícias”, in addition to the BRT, the initiative also includes actions to strengthen the institutions and regulators of urban transport and to professionalise the public transport industry.

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