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Team of Journalists Leaves for Study Tour in China

By Gadiosa Lamtey

Dar es Salaam — A high-level delegation of journalists led by the deputy director from ministry of Information, Mr Rodney Mbuya, has left to the People’s Republic of China for a 10 day training programme aimed at enriching the Tanzania-China relationship.

The delegation comprised of journalists from all prominent media channels and newspapers in the country is expected to attend a programme in Guangzhou which includes a visit to an industrial fair, a technological park, a textile park, port, agricultural park and to the agricultural equipment manufacturing plant.

They will also visit primary schools, the China Agricultural University and Star Times Media.

According to a statement from Exim Bank Tanzania, Tanzanian envoy to China, Ambassador Mbelwa Kairuki and the Chinese minister for Foreign Affairs, Zhang Ming have been instrumental in facilitating the trip.

The bank has facilitated the trip is patronage, which has always been in the forefront of increasing economic ties between the two countries.

Ms Katusime Nzarombi, Relationship Manager, Chinese Desk of Exim Bank Tanzania Limited which sponsored the travel of the delegation said: “China is now Africa’s biggest trade, investment, infrastructure, finance and aid partner.”

Migration and human flows between the two countries have become crucial, thus, the need for greater coverage of each other, he added.

The visit will strengthen the relationship between the two countries, improve the awareness of the delegation and in turn facilitate the imparting and spreading of knowledge to local Tanzanian so as to better understand each other.

The Chinese Ambassador to the country, Gou Haodong urged the journalists to learn several issues about China and how much the country has achieved to become a great nation.

He said there were many issues in China which media could highlight in order to enlighten Tanzanians especially on development.

“I know China was a socialist country like Tanzania, but we have been able to progress and so far it is one of the richest nations. Now, these and many more are the questions you should go ask so as to inform the Tanzania community,” he added.

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Dar Envoy Calls for More Business Links With China

By Rodgers Luhwago in Guangzhou

TANZANIA Ambassador to China has advised the Ministry of Agriculture to fully exploit opportunities on offer from Chinese experts in efforts to supply dry cassava to the Asian nation.

Addressing over 300 businesspersons from China and Tanzania yesterday during the sixth Tanzanian-China Business Forum here, the envoy said the ministry should take affirmative action to facilitate the supply of the much-needed produce to the second largest economy in the world.

According to Mr Kairuki, China wants to reduce the use of diesel and petrol by 20 per cent come 2020, a move that prompted the Asian nation to seek more supply of dry cassava for production of biofuel to reduce air pollution.

“We now have this golden opportunity from our Chinese friends … the ministry ( of agriculture) should exploit it to the fullest,” Ambassador Kairuki said. However, he observed that said since an agreement between China and Tanzania was signed last May, the ministry was yet to engage the public … we should take a move now,” he said, adding the ministry should engage the public in growing more cassava for commercial purposes.

Speaking on other opportunities that the Chinese government had availed to Africa, Ambassador Kairuki said the Asian nation had since established a facility known as the ‘China Africa Development Fund (CADF)” to enhance the continent’s own ability to develop in market oriented ways. He said the fund with US dollars 5 billion is meant to be loaned to African businesspersons who form business partnerships with Chinese people.

He said Tanzania has started benefiting from the fund as figures showed around US dollars 700 million has already been invested in the country. “… our Chinese friends are ready to do business with us … Tanzanians need to grab these opportunities,” Ambassador Kairuki said.

Mr Du Chwan, director of a firm that engages in dry cassava business, says his company needs at least 100,000 tonnes of the dried produce every month – and that his firm imported some ten million tonnes of dry cassava last year alone.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and In dustry, Prof Adolf Mkenda said economic ties between China and Tanzania should be strengthened, adding that such a goal would be achieved if Tanzanians and Chinese people worked together by investing in various fields.

He asked Chinese businesspeople to invest in Tanzania since investment climate and policies are supportive. Illustrating the extent of trust Tanzania had on China since the era of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere and Chairman Mao Zedong Prof Mkenda listed a number of projects implemented by Chinese companies in the country.

Prof Mkenda told forum participants that Tanzania was an ideal place to invest given its strategic location, peaceful environment and good record in attracting Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs). He made it clear that Tanzania was the leading nation in attracting FDIs in East Africa.

“Tanzania welcomes investors, especially in crops value addition chain. Investors also stand to benefit from duty and quarter free market arrangements,” Prof Mkenda told participants.

Former Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania Dr Lu Yuqing, who received applause from Tanzanian participants as he took to the stage to speak, gave his testimony on investment climate in the country and what the government ought to do to attract more investors.

“Tanzania enjoys good economic growth rate of 7 per cent, stable political environment, abundant natural resources, good relations with other nations in the world and plenty of land, all of which are important components in attracting investments,” Dr Lu said.

He said infrastructure modernisation that was going on in the country would also play a pivotal role in attracting investors.

However, he asked the government to have stable investment policies, reduce bureaucracy in processing various documents such as work permits and step up war against corruption and crime.

But, he appreciated the efforts being made by President John Magufuli in combatting crime and corruption. China has investments in Tanzania worth US dollars 3.6 bn/-.

Others who spoke at the forum were the Permanent Secretary in the Zanzibar Ministry of Trade, Trade and Investment, Mr Juma Ali Juma and representatives from Chinese companies with investments in Tanzania.

Sierra Leone:Sierra Leone First Lady and Beingmate Launch Donation Project for Africa Children

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Freetown, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone’s First Lady, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma and Chinese Company-BEINGMATE together launched a milk powder donation project to promote the development of women’s and children’s health in Africa. Meantime, a ceremony was held in the Presidential Lodge witnessed by Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone Mr. Wu Peng, acting Sierra Leone Ambassador to China Mrs. Kumba Momoh, Mrs. Mariatu Kargbo the Goodwill Ambassador, and leaders from Ministry of Health, MSWGCA, MOHS, etc.

The product will offer nutrition supplement for more than 20,000 1-5 years old children and breastfeeding mothers.

First Lady Mrs. Koroma said, “my first job was working on reduction of women mortality in Africa, I know the importance of nutrition to children, so today’s gift is a valuable gift. I appreciate Maria’s effort in this project and her numerous contributions for the country. BEINGMATE is a leader in Chinese baby industry with high SCR consciousness, this milk powder will give more nutrition to our children. I sincerely thank BEINGMATE’s great support on behalf of my husband – President Koroma, my office, the mothers and children in Sierra Leone.”

Mr. Wu Peng remarked that Children are the future of human beings. BEINGMATE is one of the top Chinese brands in supplying baby product and services. The Sierra Leone government and the strong leadership of His Excellency, the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma have made great efforts in ensuring that the people of Sierra Leone have access to adequate food. This donation reflects not only the brotherhood between the two countries but also display social responsibilities of BEINGMATE.

Mr. Frank Wang, Director of BEINGMATE International, expressed admiration for Mrs. Koroma’s continuous efforts to promote women and children’s health development in Africa, “BEINGMATE is a leading baby food and service provider in China. In the past 25 years, BEINGMATE has been working closely with world’s well-known companies, government agencies and research institutes to develop high quality baby food. With the spirit of LOVE, BEINGMATE is very glad to cooperate with Mrs. Koroma to enhance quality of family life and inspire children in Africa to live healthier and happier.”

It is known that this is the first African donation project by BEINGMATE, which is also of great significance to the development of women’s and children’s health in Sierra Leone. Next, BEINGMATE will launch donations in SAARC countries to continually help the global babies’ nutritional supplements.

About BEINGMATE:

BEINGMATE Baby & Child Food Co., Ltd. (“BEINGMATE”) established in 1992, is China’s leading baby product and service provider. It’s committed to continuously developing, manufacturing and engaging in scientific and safe maternal, infant and baby products and services. It established 8 milk source bases in the “Global Golden Milk Source Belt” including China, Ireland, Switzerland, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, etc. With corporate spirit of LOVE, BEINGMATE helps children to live in a healthy way and makes contribution to sustainable development of human beings.

BEINGMATE 2017:

2017.01: Selected at Harvard Business School case;

2017.06: Sign milk powder donation MOU with SAARC-CCI to help children in SAARC countries;

2017.08: BEINGMATE’s products are listed “0001-0009” on the first approval formulas list announced by the Chinese FDA after the new policy;

2017.10: 39 of BEINGMATE’s IMFs are approved by Chinese FDA for the new policy;

2017.10: BEINGMATE launched donation project with Sierra Leone First Lady;

So far, BEINGMATE has donated over RMB1b goods and funds to the society since its establishment.

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Govt Freezes New Permits for Donkey Abattoirs to Protect Animals

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By Njiraini Muchira

The Kenyan government has temporarily banned the licensing of new donkey abattoirs following revelations that the animals face extinction due to the high demand for their products mainly by China.

“Going forward, all licences will be based on applicants providing a multiplication programme to arrest the rate of decline,” said the director of Veterinary Services of Kenya, Dr Thomas Dulu.

In the last census of 2009, Kenya was estimated to have 1.8 million donkeys. But the numbers have been fast declining with the three existing abattoirs slaughtering an average of 300 donkeys daily. Petitions demanding the closure of the abattoirs have been on the rise as cases of donkey theft increase.

In China, the donkey population has declined by more than half in two decades, forcing the country to turn to Africa for the animals’ meat, skins and hides. The hide is boiled to produce gelatine, a key ingredient in the manufacture of a traditional Chinese medicine called ejiao.

The moratorium on new abattoirs is just the first step government is taking to protect the animals.

Breeding programme

Kenya also wants to embark on an elaborate trial breeding programme — either through mare synchronisation or embryo transfer — to boost donkey numbers.

The Veterinary Service will work with select ranchers on the programme. Mare synchronisation is seen as the best bet, in which the animals’ reproductive cycles are controlled to ensure they give birth at the same time.

The programme will be the first of its kind in Africa, and Kenya hopes it will work, even though it has failed to produce the desired results in parts of the world including China.

Donkey breeding is a complex exercise that is rarely successful because the animals have long gestation periods of 11-14 months and the mares tend to spend time on their own.

Kenya is also developing a comprehensive policy document to regulate the donkey industry.

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Tanzania:Swedish Firm Relocates Sh5tr Wind Power Project to Tanzania

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By Rosemary Mirondo

Dar es Salaam — A Swedish firm has relocated a proposed Sh5.3 trillion wind power project to Tanzania from Kenya, citing frustration by Kenyan authorities.

The wind farm in the Kenyan coastal town of Malindi would have been the largest in Africa, costing Ksh253 billion (Sh5.3 trillion).

According to Kenya’s Business Daily, VR Holding AB had last year expressed interest in building a 600MW wind farm in the Indian Ocean waters bordering Ras Ngomeni in Malindi, but Kenya’s Ministry of Energy officials turned down the request, citing lack of a framework for renewable energy projects of that scale besides low demand for electricity in the country.

The firm’s executives said they had opted for investment in Tanzania, which shares the Indian Ocean coastline with Kenya.

“We have opted to look at offshore solutions for Tanzania,” Ms Victoria Rikede, an executive at the company, said.

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However, the acting Commissioner for Energy and Petroleum Affairs, Mr Innocent Luoga, told The Citizen yesterday that the investors had yet to officially communicate with his office.”When it happens, I am sure they will most definitely approach Tanesco (Tanzania Electric Supply Company), who will in turn inform us (the government) to plan a meeting,” he said.Kenya, East Africa’s largest economy, has in recent years losing mega investments to Tanzania, including a crude pipeline deal with Uganda.Earlier this week, Kenya’s Ministry of Energy reckoned that such a huge power plant would leave them paying billions of shillings annually for electricity not used.This would dim the government’s quest to deliver cheaper power through renewable sources.Documents seen by Business Daily show that Kenyan authorities, upon receiving the application, had directed the Swedish company to construct a smaller project.”The company was to give us a proposal for a smaller capacity plant of 50 megawatts. They are yet to do so,” said Mr Isaac Kiva, the director of renewable energy at the ministry.The Malindi offshore location was identified by the World Bank, according to the Swedish firm’s executives.Ms Rikede, however, did not wish to disclose the consortium behind the inconclusive venture.In rejecting the mega power plant, the ministry vouched for a phased implementation that brings power on stream gradually, in tandem with growth in demand. “Wind is an intermittent power source and, therefore, we cannot approve such a big plant in one location since it will come with huge costs tied to power supply reliability and transmission,” Mr Kiva had said earlier.It provides only for small and medium-sized projects under the feed-in-tariff (FiT) system, which fixes electricity prices for wind and solar projects of up to 50 megawattsThe only project outside this limited framework is the 310-megawatt Lake Turkana Wind Power in northern Kenya.But despite being completed electricity is not used due to lack of a transmission line.Offshore wind farms are deemed more reliable than those built on land since breezes in the ocean can produce steadier power. Kenya has an installed power capacity of 2,330 megawatts but its peak demand is about 1,699 megawatts, leaving a reserve capacity of 631 megawatts.

UPDF Engineers’ Railway Training Is Very Strategic

editorialBy Editorial

Ten UPDF engineers are set to go to China for training in railway construction.

The training deal is part of the Standard Gauge Railway construction contract between the government of Uganda and Chinese construction firm China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), which is undertaking the Shs 7.6 trillion project.

Government officials who negotiated this aspect of the contract must be commended for thinking strategically.

Too often, contracts signed by the government lack the necessary foresight that would enable Ugandans to reap maximum benefits from the concerned projects.

With the country spending big on infrastructure development, local content is of paramount importance. But local content only makes sense in the presence of a pool of skilled indigenous labour to take advantage of it.

No country can ever develop by relying on outsiders to do everything. The Chinese, the Indians, the South Koreans and the Turks, among others, have obtained the skills that are in demand here today by building their own roads and railways over the years.

In the near future, Ugandans must be able to build their own highways, railways, bridges, dams and airports, and it begins with adequate training of key personnel such as the UPDF is doing.

If the SGR is to be extended to South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda as planned, it presents immense opportunities for Ugandan engineers and other technicians to get employment, learn skills and transfer technology.

Hopefully with more such training programmes, the UPDF will be in position to undertake future mega infrastructure projects in Uganda and perhaps neighbouring countries.

Unless Ugandans are armed with the requisite skills, not only will they be unable to play a significant part in the construction of their own infrastructure, it will also take the Chinese to manage the same projects for many years thereafter in the absence of skilled indigenous labour.

In addition to compelling foreign contractors to use locally available goods and services where possible, the government should, as in the SGR case, seek to have Ugandans trained in the necessary skills needed to propel our country’s transformation aspiration.

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Uganda:UPDF Engineers’ Railway Training Is Very Strategic

editorialBy Editorial

Ten UPDF engineers are set to go to China for training in railway construction.

The training deal is part of the Standard Gauge Railway construction contract between the government of Uganda and Chinese construction firm China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), which is undertaking the Shs 7.6 trillion project.

Government officials who negotiated this aspect of the contract must be commended for thinking strategically.

Too often, contracts signed by the government lack the necessary foresight that would enable Ugandans to reap maximum benefits from the concerned projects.

With the country spending big on infrastructure development, local content is of paramount importance. But local content only makes sense in the presence of a pool of skilled indigenous labour to take advantage of it.

No country can ever develop by relying on outsiders to do everything. The Chinese, the Indians, the South Koreans and the Turks, among others, have obtained the skills that are in demand here today by building their own roads and railways over the years.

In the near future, Ugandans must be able to build their own highways, railways, bridges, dams and airports, and it begins with adequate training of key personnel such as the UPDF is doing.

If the SGR is to be extended to South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda as planned, it presents immense opportunities for Ugandan engineers and other technicians to get employment, learn skills and transfer technology.

Hopefully with more such training programmes, the UPDF will be in position to undertake future mega infrastructure projects in Uganda and perhaps neighbouring countries.

Unless Ugandans are armed with the requisite skills, not only will they be unable to play a significant part in the construction of their own infrastructure, it will also take the Chinese to manage the same projects for many years thereafter in the absence of skilled indigenous labour.

In addition to compelling foreign contractors to use locally available goods and services where possible, the government should, as in the SGR case, seek to have Ugandans trained in the necessary skills needed to propel our country’s transformation aspiration.

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Zambia: Kalolo Chitembo – Young Doctor With a Passion

By Julius Phiri

Inspiration is something that has driven many people to make various career choices, but it was not so for one youthful medical doctors who chose to study medicine because of his asthmatic condition.

At 26, Charles Kalolo Chitembo is a medical doctor at Chipata Central Hospital in Chipata District in the Eastern Province.

Dr Chitembo decided to render the services to the people in the field of medicine after developing asthma, a chronic disease in which those with the condition experience repeated episodes of having difficulties in breathing.

Born on April 1, 1991 in Lusaka, Dr Chitembo narrated how at a tender age, he developed bronchitis which later became asthma.

“It started as a bronchitis which changed to asthma. Most of the times you find that you are being rushed to clinics such as Makeni, Chawama and Kanyama at awkward hours for you to be attended too. You get to familiarise yourself with such an environment and come to consider the hospital as your second home,” Dr Chitembo said.

He explained that initially, he looked at the nurses and doctors not only as heroes and heroines but as role models too.

That is how at a very tender age, he started contemplating studying medicine so that he could help provide services to communities, especially to people suffering from asthma.

“So from a very young age, I wanted to do medicine in order for me to help out and see how I could contribute to help another child with asthma just the same as I was helped,” he said.

Influenced by his decision, he remembered how he paid particular attention to biology and anything medical related when he went to high school in Chikankata from 2003 to 2007.

But he faced discouragements from some people who told him not to continue with what he was intending to do but rather pursue law or accounts so that he becomes either a lawyer or accountant.

As part of his vision, Dr Chitembo also harbours aspirations of working for global organisations like the World Health Organisation (WHO), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Doctors without Borders.

Dr Chitembo does not mind vying for political office either as long as it gives him a wider platform to reach out to people and help him promote public health awareness.

Dr Chitembo, who pursued his studies in Medicine and Surgery at China Medical University, a top institution for studies in medicine in China, said he does not consider himself the most intelligent person.

However, he describes himself as being a determined, goal oriented person who believes that nothing is unattainable as long as one maintains the passion and works hard.

Dr Chitembo, who is a holder of a Chinese proficiency certificate from Shandong University, is not only articulate and fluent in Mandarin (Chinese language), but also in English, Tonga, Bemba and Chewa.

He is currently learning French so as to improve chances of hopefully working for the organisation, Doctors without Borders.

“I hope I can one day find a cure for a disease or develop a surgical technique that will help in the medical profession. I am inspired by young, smart, hard working people who have managed to make it at a young age and I believe if I can do something now, why wait until I am 50 years to achieve it; Kofi Annan (former United Nations secretary general) is an inspirational man and why can’t a Zambian head an international organisation such as World Health Organisation?” he asked.

During his tour of duty in the rural urban setup, he has involved himself in public health campaigns with the help of the Eastern Province Health Office under the Ministry of Health, believing that promoting public health awareness is as vital as providing medical services.

He said he feels that ignorance affects the Zambian people more than any other preventable disease, especially in rural areas.

Because of his interest in public health awareness campaigns, Dr Chitembo is a fun of social events.

Last August, he was involved in the Choova Bicycle Race and HIV Counselling Testing and Treat (HCTT) which was held in Chipata.

“Once we get rid of ignorance and poverty, I feel we can get ourselves to an even playground with developed countries,” he said.

Dr Chitembo, who is a junior resident medical officer, said he has already worked in a number of hospital department like paediatrics (which deals with the babies) as well as the general and orthopaedic surgery.

He is currently working in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology where he will be stationed for the next six months.

“I wouldn’t discourage anyone wanting to become a doctor. What matters most is the passion, because if you have a passion and a will to do something, there is nothing that can stop you,” he said.

The youthful medic said he knew many people who had been nurses before he upgraded from working as a clinical officer to working as a doctor.

Dr Chitembo believes that working hard is the only solution to achieve objectives in life.

When he was posted to work at Chipata Central Hospital, Dr Chitembo was jittery and somewhat sceptical because he had thought it was wrong to start work in Chipata instead of Lusaka’s University Teaching Hospital (UTH).

“I was thinking that working at University Teaching Hospital was the best thing to do because you get to work with senior doctors, but nevertheless, so far it has been a great experience because in terms of skills surgery, you have to practice it more, you need to take part in operations and you need to get to see so many cases. You don’t need to rely on other people to help you so and it pushes you to read more,” he said.

Dr Chitembo said he was not regretting for him to be at Chipata Central Hospital because he was able to see a number of patients per day.

He said working in a rural-urban area has enlightened him to various problems that need to be addressed, such as the delay in seeking medical attention by people who prefer to use other methods.

“Working here (at Chipata Central Hospital) has been good because I am very close to every doctor at this institution. By the way, I am Resident Doctors Association of Zambia (RDAZ) Chipata Central Hospital branch secretary general,” he said.

He did his senior secondary school in Chikankata from 2003 to 2007 and was involved in Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientists (JETS) where he served as president in 2007.

In 2009, he attended University of Zambia (UNZA) for few months.

Thereafter, he got a scholarship and went to China for his proficiency certificate from 2009 to 2010.

From 2010 to 2015, he pursued his studies in medicine and surgery at China Medical University.

Having nearly concluded his internship, Dr Chitembo is now planning to do his masters.

“Somebody has to know what causes those attacks because it is different and what causes asthma is allergies. So one has to find out what triggers those allergies: it might be food, the dusty, the flowers around you, it could be perfume; so myself when I left Zambia for China, I never had an asthmatic attack and right up to now it’s not as severe as the time when I was young,” he said.

Dr Chitembo says whenever he meets parents or guardians with asthmatic children, he sits them down and tries to understand the condition.

He said parents and guardians should always be patient when taking care of asthmatic children because the illness requires patience.

However, being asthmatic is not the end of life because according to Dr Chitembo, the illness can easily be managed.

Zimbabwe: Over 136 000 Tonnes of Chrome Exported to China

Zimbabwe exported over 136 000 tonnes of ferrochrome to China during the first five months of 2017, according to trade statistics just released. According to data published by ferroalloynet.com, about 36 000 tonnes of local chrome were exported to China during the month of May only.

“From January to May, China totally imported about 136 284 metric tonnes of chrome ore from Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe chrome ore is more and more popular in China because of cheaper price,” said ferroalloynet.com.

Last year, Zimbabwe exported 50 000 tonnes of chrome to China according to the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ). Overall chrome exports reached 284 943 tonnes earning the country $32 million. The MMCZ hopes to double chrome exports to 550 000 tonnes in 2017.

Zimbabwe has the world’s second largest chrome reserves. The Chinese market has been Zimbabwe’s preferred chrome destination even though prices of base metals have remained subdued there.

Recently, a Zimbabwean delegation was in China to woo more Chinese chrome buyers.

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Mozambique: Assembly Begins of Deck of Maputo-Katembe Bridge

Maputo — The China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), the contractor building the suspension bridge across the bay of Maputo, linking the centre of the city to the outlying municipal district of Katembe, on Sunday put into place the first of the 57 metallic modules that will form the deck of the bridge.

The deck weighs more than 7,000 tonnes. Each of the parts is 12 metres wide, 26 metres long and three metres thick.

Speaking at Sunday’s ceremony, the Minister of Public Works, Carlos Bonete, said the deck should be assembled in 45 days, if the weather remains favourable.

“The first module is there, practically in the centre”, he said. “The next stage is to assemble the other modules until we reach the extremities of the deck, where the main pillars are”.

There is access to the interior of each of the modules, which will allow maintenance of the deck, without interfering in traffic moving across the bridge.

Bai Pengyu, of the CRBC, said that, after the deck is assembled, all that remains is the soldering and the application of anti-corrosion paint. He expected the bridge to be completed by the end of this year.

Asked about possible delays, Bonete said that unforeseen circumstances could happen, and could force changes in the construction calendar. He noted that it had originally been hoped that the Chinese ship carrying the deck modules would arrive in Maputo in June, but in fact it only arrived last week.

However, the main problem lies neither with the contractor, nor with the central government, but with Maputo Municipal Council. Incredibly, despite having years to prepare, the council has still not moved vendors from the informal Nwakakana street market, and they are blocking the northern access road to the bridge.

The bridge, and the associated roads, including the road from Katembe to the tourist resort of Ponta d’Ouro, on the border with the South African province of Kwazulu-Natal, are budgeted at 725 million US dollars. When complete, this will by the longest suspension bridge in sub-Saharan Africa.

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