Cuamba-Lichinga road in Mozambique due to start being rebuilt in 2014

29 May 2013

Reconstruction of the Cuamba-Lichinga road, in Mozambique is due to begin in 2014, as the necessary funds have been secured, government spokesman and deputy Justice minister, Alberto Nkutumula said Tuesday in Maputo.

The spokesman also said that the African Development Fund had provided a loan of US$50 million to finance the second phase of the project to repair the Nacala Corridor, which will build reliable and efficient infrastructure in that region of northern Mozambique.

At the Council of Ministers meeting, the government approved a resolution to ratify the credit agreement signed on 15 March with the African Development Fund and another to approve receipt of a US$230,000 donation to carry out the studies needed for the work to be carried out.

Cited by daily newspaper Notícias, Nkutumula noted that reconstruction of the road was essential for the road link between Nampula and Niassa provinces as well as to the interior of the continent, such as the link with Zambia and Malawi and will ensure that the road can be used all year round.

The Cuamba-Lichinga road is 320 kilometres long. (macauhub)