Japanese government funds feasibility study for road refurbishment in Mozambique

8 September 2006

Maputo, Mozambique, 08 Sept – The Japanese government said Thursday it would grant 1.6 million euros to Mozambique to carry out a feasibility study for the refurbishment of the Cuamba-Nampula road, one of the main roads in the North of the country.

According to the Notícias Lusófonas website, citing a press release from the Japanese embassy in Maputo, the funding will be provided by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency to Mozambique’s National Road Administration (ANE).

The press release added that Japanese specialists would soon visit Mozambique to carry out the feasibility study.

“The revitalization of the Cuamba-Nampula road will boost social and economic activities in the north of Mozambique,” the statement added.

The Mozambican government has focused, with the support of other states, on reconstruction of its road network, destroyed in the 16 years of its civil war. (macauhub)