Mozambique: 90 percent of country’s road network passable

4 June 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 4 June – Mozambique’s road network is 90 percent passable as compared to 65 percent in 2004, the Minister for Public Works, Felício Zacarias said Wednesday in parliament.

Speaking to members of parliament, the minister noted that two large bridges would be concluded this year – over the Rovuma river between Mozambique and Tanzania and the bridge of the Zambezi river, linking the provinces of Sofala and Zambézia.

The latter bridge is essential to establish an uninterrupted link along the main road between the north and south of the country, which is currently served by an unreliable raft service.

The minister also told members of parliament that rebuilding a section of the main north-south road in Inhambane province had had to be delayed after one of the team working in the area had discovered human remains buried on the side of the road. (macauhub)