Cabinet has congratulated the South African engineers involved in the historic development of the longest suspension bridge in Africa. The Maputo-Catembe Bridge was built by the China Road and Bridge Corporation and connects Maputo in Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal.
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi inaugurated the 3km long Maputo-Catembe Bridge earlier this month.
“This development will stimulate trade and tourism between Mozambique and South Africa, with travel time between Maputo to Kosi Bay in KwaZulu-Natal’s East Coast border post drastically reduced from six hours to 90 minutes,” said Cabinet in a statement on Thursday, 22 November following an ordinary meeting this week.
The bridge was built over four years at a cost of $785m.