The Maputo public transport company TPM is to get 13 new buses as part of a consignment of 35 vehicles ordered by the Mozambican government from China. The remaining 22 buses are to supplement fleets in Beira, Nampula, Inhambane, Quelimane and Pemba. A further 20 buses will be delivered in November or December this year, of which four will be adapted to run on gas, the Maputo daily Noticias reports.

In a related move, transport minister Antonio Mungwambe has also announced plans to shift passenger traffic from road to rail by boosting train services between the capital and the outlying districts of Marracuene and Moamba and to improve ferry services between Maputo and Catembe and Inhaca island, the same source reports.

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