Mabey Bridge helps rescue flood-hit project in Mozambique
Mabey Bridge has supplied six new bridges to help put a major infrastructure project in Mozambique back on track.
Heavy flooding in January last year had washed away most of the road infrastructure – including a concrete bridge – in the Ile District, and had threatened the completion of a major road-building project in the region.
The road project, which is being carried out in the Zambezia Province in Mozambique is being funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). JICA’s contractor, Konoike-Daiho, turned to Mabey Bridge to help resolve the issue. The installation of six Compact 200 modular bridges began in November last year and has now been completed.
The bridges are each 30.48m in length and have one lane, providing temporary relief until a more permanent structure can be built. Although temporary, they are designed to bear the weight of the major road building equipment that the contractor is bringing onto site to recommence building of the road network. Once completed the new 225km long highway will link Ile with Cuamba.
“We’re exceptionally proud of the speed at which we were able to provide a response to the customer and of the support we were able to provide in helping the JICA obtain funding approval quickly,” said Mark Wong, Mabey Bridge general sales manager – Asia. “Once installed, our temporary bridges will enable a major infrastructure project to recommence. We are delighted to have been able to support a customer in this way.”
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This article was published on 12 Feb 2016 (last updated on 12 Feb 2016).