Reconstruction of roads in Mozambique’s Nampula province costs 100 million meticals per year

28 September 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 28 Sept – Nampula province in northern Mozambique, needs 100 million meticals per year to rebuild around 6,000 kilometres of roads, mainly dirt roads, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported Monday.

The paper said that both the African Development Bank and the Japanese government were open to funding the work.

According to figures from the provincial government, of the 6,305 kilometres of roads, just 518 are asphalted and the remaining 5,787 kilometres are dirt roads, which means that maintenance needs to be carried out regularly.

The government of Nampula also announced that as of next year the 300-kilometre road between Nampula and Cuamba, in Niassa province, would be rebuilt and asphalted. (macauhub)