Over 700 kilometres of roads rebuilt in Mozambique this year

19 April 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 19 April – Mozambique’s National Roads Administration (ANE) is this year due to spend 4.8 billion meticals (US$153 million) to repair and pave at least 765 kilometres of national and regional roads, the director-general of the institution said in Maputo.

Cecílio Grachane, who was speaking in the capital during a meeting to assess the Integrated Road Sector Programme (PRISE), said that of the 765 kilometres, 580 were national roads and the remainder were regional roads.

In terms of maintenance work, ANE expects to deal with a total of 19,600 kilometres by the end of next December and, according to Grachane, plans to spend 2.9 billion meticals.

This year according to ANE’s Economic and Social Plan, the institution plans to use 401.6 billion meticals to build three bridges, and several other specific projects. (macauhub)