Mozambique: Chinese company to build road in Tete province

29 October 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 29 Oct – Construction of a road between Chitima and Mágoé, in the central region of Mozambique’s Tete province, is due to begin in November, over a stretch of around 200 kilometres, according to Brito Soca, the provincial director for Public Works and Housing.

Brito Soca said that the road would be asphalted and added that Chinese company China Hennan International Cooperation Group (Chico), which was granted the tender in September, was currently setting up work sites along the road.

Routine maintenance work is currently underway in Tete on some roads, with greater focus on those linking the city of Tete to the district capitals of Zumbu and Mutarara, which are practically useless during the rainy season.

The director for Public Works and Housing of Tete said that the province had a road network totalling 4,380 kilometres, 2,932 kilometres of which are classified as 100 percent usable in the dry season and just 70 percent in the rainy season. (macauhub)