Macauhub reports that the Portuguese construction group Mota-Engil has been hired to build a rail-road between Moatize in Tete province Mozambique, and Macuse on the Zambezia province coast in Mozambique, where a deep-water port will be built for the export of coal.
The announcement was made by the president of the Zambezi Integrated Development Corridor (Codiza) in conversation with Radio Mozambique.
According to Abdul Carino, the international tender attracted six bids, and all that was left to do was sign the contract for the company to start work, “as the cost of the work was set at US$2.3 billion.”
Carino was speaking in Quelimane, the capital of the Mozambiquan provincce, Zambezia.
Mozambican news agency AIM reported that interest in the project came from China, Turkey, Brazil, Portugal and South Korea.
The line between Moatize and the port of Macuse, located north of Quelimane, will be about 500 kilometres long.