World Bank grants Mozambique US$41 million for roads and bridges

12 April 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 12 April – The World Bank is set to grant Mozambique a US$41 million loan to support the application of the second phase of the programme to manage and maintain roads and bridges, the bank said.

The financial package announced by the World Bank is in addition to another worth US$100 million, which is also intended to be channelled into the Mozambican roads and bridges sector, according to a statement from the World Bank.

“The project aims to improve the population’s access to lines of communication, by maintaining, refurbishing and modernizing the roads network.” The aim is also to help the government to improve the coverage and condition of roads and bridges,” said the World Bank statement.

The Mozambican road network extends over 29,349 kilometres, of which just 5,814 kilometres are paved. (macauhub)