Mozambique: Sofala roads to undergo improvements

31 March 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 31 March – Over 1500 kilometres of roads in Sofala province will be targeted for routine maintenance work and localized improvement work during the first week in April, according to the newspaper, Notícias, in Maputo.

The newspaper added that this work, expected to last nine months, will be carried out by 20 construction companies that won three public tenders for the work launched simultaneously last January.

In order to carry out the work, the Road Fund has already made 77 million meticais available, 60 million of which are destined to cover routine maintenance work on 1510 kilometres, and the remaining 17 million for localized improvement work on 27 kilometres.

Around 13 million meticais are available from the Road Fund and from the Swedish International Development Agency for the pilot project for the low-cost resurfacing of 32 kilometres of road. (macauhub)