Engineers propose ways to improve works

Engenheiros propõem saídas para a melhoria das obras

The quality of construction works in the country has been raising debate for some years, and the blame is often put on contractors, engineers, and inspectors. For this reason, at the request of the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, the Order of Engineers of Mozambique conducted a study that diagnosed the problems and indicates possible solutions.

One of the problems diagnosed is the generalized weakness of the institutions that promote the tenders, mainly in terms of the terms of reference, lack of qualified technicians in the various areas.

There is also the issue of awarding under the lowest price criterion, which leads to poorly designed projects, low quality technical specifications, and a high risk of not carrying out the works. In addition, there are financial difficulties on the part of the implementing institutions.

Other problems raised have to do with the deficient quantification of projects and successive changes to them, deficient technical staff, and the poor performance of the Procurement Management and Execution Units (UGEA) in Public Works tenders.

To solve these problems, the Order of Engineers of Mozambique, quoted by the weekly newspaper Domingo, proposes that each of those involved do their part.

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