New bus terminal inaugurated

The Mozambican inter-provincial transport operator, Etrago, on Wednesday inaugurated a new bus terminal in Maputo, resulting from an investment of about 800,000 US dollars.

The terminal, with a capacity to hold 35 buses, is near Heroes’ Square, on the road to Maputo International Airport

The company says the new terminal is intended to improve the service provided for its passengers, thus responding to the demands of the market and the need to make Etrago more competitive.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the chairperson of the Confederation of Mozambican Business Associations (CTA), Rogerio Manuel, said the terminal “is one of the responses to the appeal we launched over a decade ago, since we believe that transport companies are facing a variety of constraints”.

Manuel believed that investment in such terminals had become viable thanks to the improvements made in recent years to the country’s main north-south highway.

Deputy Transport Minister Manuela Ribeiro, who witnessed the inauguration, said the Etrago investment was in line with the government’s five year programme “which envisages the establishment of bus terminals in order to provide safety and comfort for passengers, and, above all, to provide rules for the parking of buses on the public highway”.

Etrago currently operates routes between Maouto, Inhambane, Zambezia and Nampula provinces, and hopes to expand its activities shortly to Tete and Niassa.

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