Road between Chimoio and Espungabera in Mozambique to be paved

28 May 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 28 May – National Road 216, which links the Mozambican city of Chimoio to the town of Espungabera, over a stretch of 240 kilometres, is to be asphalted as of the third quarter of this year, the President of Mozambique said Thursday in Manica.

The asphalting project of National Road 216 is expected to cost US$110 million, co-financed by the African Development Bank (ADB) and the Mozambican government.

According to Mozambican newspaper Notícias, the announcement was made by Armando Guebuza moments after inaugurating the bridges over the Lucite and Mussapa rivers.

The work aims, according to the President, to complete and increasingly improve the circulation of people and goods along that road, which is one of the busiest in Manica province and which, as well as being a route for domestic traffic, transports goods from neighbouring countries, particularly Zimbabwe and South Africa, from the border at Espungabera, in Mozambique and Mount Slinda in Zimbabwe.

The bridges over the Lucite and Mussapa rivers are part of a set of three, which also includes one that is still under construction over the Nhancurara River, in Manica district, which is due to be concluded in September of this year. (macauhub)