Mozambique: Road linking north and south of Mozambique finished in 2009

9 September 2008

Mozambique, 9 Sept – The road link from the north to the south of Mozambique will be a reality by the end of 2009 with the conclusion of the bridge over the Zambezi and reconstruction of some stretches of National Road No. 1, the director of the National Roads Administration (ANE) said in Maputo.

Eusébio Siquela told Mozambican newspaper Notícias that the large-scale work estimated to cost over US$100 million for reconstruction of the Xai-Xai/Chissiuca and Massinga/Inhassengue stretches were due to begin in NOvember, and the selection of contractors was underway.

Siquela also said that reconstruction work on the two stretches would require a review of the figures calculated over a year ago, due not only to teh delay in starting the work, but also to the increasingly poor state particularly of the Massinga/Inhassengue stretch, which is considered to be the most important along the entire EN1.

The World Bank has granted Mozambique the US$100 million initially outlined for this work. (macauhub)