Mozambique plans to invest US$900 million in rural roads

22 November 2006

Maputo, Mozambique, 22 Nov – The Mozambican government plans to invest US$900 million over the next three years on its network of rural roads in order to provide links between provincial and district capitals, the president of the roads fund said Tuesday in Maputo.

According to Mozambican daily, Notícias, Francisco Pereira, said that usually investments in repairing rural roads did not exceed US$40 million.

“We have to invest more,” Pereira said, at the International Conference on Rural Roads, which took place in Maputo until Tuesday, adding that the roads fund had a three-year investment plan totaling US$900 million.

The Mozambican road network extends over 30,000 kilometers, of which just 6,500 kilometers are paved.(macauhub)