The public tender for work to repair and asphalt the Cuamba-Lichinga road, in Mozambique’s Niassa province, stretching over 320 kilometres, will be launched in September, the Mozambican Minister for Public Works and Housing said in Nampula.
Cadmiel Muthemba said that all efforts were being made to launch the tender on that date, given the road’s advanced stage of disrepair, which is an important transport link in Niassa province.
Repairs and asphalting the road, with an estimated cost of over US$200 million, is a fundamental step in providing good road links between the provinces of Nampula and Niassa, as well as to the interior of the continent, including Zambia and Malawi, by ensuring that the road is usable in all seasons of the year.
According to the minister, the work will be split into lots, the first of which, covering 70 kilometres between Cuamba and Muita and a further two sections between Muita and Massangulo and between Massangulo and the city of Lichinga, the capital of Niassa province.
Cited by daily newspaper Notícias, Muthemba also said that the work would be concluded between 2015 and 2016. (macauhub)