Maputo-Catembe Bridge officially inaugurated

Mozambique recently celebrated the long-awaited official opening of the longest suspension bridge in Africa. The bridge, which connects the north and south banks of Maputo, was officially declared open by Mozambican President, Felipe Nyusi.

The drive time from Kwa-Zulu Natal to Mozambique, specifically from Maputo to the South African border near Kosi Bay has been slashed from six hours to about 90 minutes.

According to SA People news, a statement from KZN’s Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs said: “The road will see the travel time between Maputo to Kosi Bay, KwaZulu-Natal’s East coast border post, drastically reduced.

This is a huge achievement! It will boost trade and tourism between South Africa and Mozambique.”

The project was made possible by Chinese funding of $785M as well as construction work by the Chinese.