Maputo

Sitting on the west side of Maputo Bay overlooking the Indian Ocean, Maputo is divided into two distinct parts: the colonial Cidade cimento, occupying the areas closest to the sea, and the indigenous Canio, stretching further inland. The former is inhabited by middle- and high-income Mozambicans and...

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Bank of Mozambique opens new base in Maputo

The Bank of Mozambique has inaugurated its $300-million new headquarters in the centre of Maputo after six years of construction. The 87,500-sqm red, blue and silver hub comprises three adjoining b...
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New highway connecting Mozambique and South Africa

Chinese and South African companies to build new road in southern Mozambique. Construction of a new highway connecting the north-eastern tip of South Africa with the southern Mozambican coastal cit...
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Dredging works to increase capacity of Maputo Port

Deepening of channel to allow access to 85,000-tonne ships. The port of Maputo will be able to receive ships of up to 85,000 tonnes from February 2017, once the ongoing dredging works are completed...
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Dredging at Maputo Port

Channel to be dredged to allow access to larger ships. Major dredging works to deepen the access channel to Maputo Port are scheduled to begin in mid-May, according to its management firm Maputo Po...
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Major suspension bridge over Maputo Bay

Maputo Bay will improve Mozambique-South Africa trade. The governments of Mozambique and China are financing a major bridge across Maputo Bay which will become Africa’s largest suspension bridge....
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Major new bridge for Maputo Bay

Bridge works to begin in 2015 Construction of the suspension bridge across Maputo Bay is expected to begin in early 2015 and is due for completion by the end of 2017. The bridge, which will lin...
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Mozambique's Nacala airport set to open

Airport to become commerical hub for northern Mozambique The old airbase at Nacala in the north of Mozambique will reopen as a new international airport on 13 December, according to the nation's t...
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Dredging at Maputo port

Maintenance work at major commericial port Works to dredge Maputo port will begin in September as part of a maintenance contract between the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) and Transnet Nat...
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Japan funds new power plant in Maputo

Power facility being built on site of former Sonefe plant Japan is loaning Mozambique the $174m needed to construct a new gas-fired power plant in Maputo to help the nation meet its growing demand...
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Natural gas for Maputo homes

Natural gas will be provided to homes in Maputo and neighbouring town Marracuene from May 2014, according to the Mozambican energy minister Salvador Namburente. The minister said that the natural g...
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Dutch consortium design water project for Maputo

A Dutch consortium of engineering and water supply companies has been commissioned by Mozambique's Fund for Water Supply Investment and Assets (FIPAG) to design a major drinking water distribution sys...
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Major investment in Maputo port

The port of Maputo is to receive an investment of around US$400 million to improve facilities in response to the increasing amount of cargo processed at the port. The works are being carried out...
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New domestic terminal opens at Maputo airport

Construction work has finished on the new domestic terminal at Maputo International Airport, in a project that cost $36 million. Work began 20 months ago when Chinese firm Anhui Foreign Economic Co...
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P&O Maritime Wins Contract in Maputo

Ports company P&O Maritime FZE has won the contract to provide specialist shipping and marine logistics services at the port of Maputo. The firm is a subsidiary of the Dubai-based giant DP Worl...
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Mozambique gives green light for Moatize-Malawi railway

The Mozambican government has awarded the tender for construction of the Moatize-Malawi railway and the Nacala-a-Velha branch line to the Integrated Northern Logistics Corridor (CLIN), which is a part...
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Mozambique to buy hydro scheme from Portugal

Portugal is selling its 15 per cent stake in the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric dam, with Mozambique buying 7.5 per cent for almost €32 million, and the other 7.5 per cent going to Portuguese power s...
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New gas pipeline for Maputo port

Construction of a two-km long gas pipeline to receive domestic gas from Maputo port is to be completed by April, according to Mozambican fuel importer Importadora Moçambicana de Combustí...
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China to finance Maputo ring road

A ring road around Maputo is to be financed with a €300 million loan from the Export-Import Bank of China (Exim Bank), after an agreement was ratified by Mozambique's council of ministers on 28 F...
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New bus terminal in Maputo

A new bus terminal was opened in Maputo, on 29 February.The terminal, which can hold 35 buses and is used by Mozambican inter-provincial transport operator Etrago, cost $800,000. It is located near He...
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China to finance Maputo ring road

A ring road around Maputo is to be financed with a