Coca-Cola to pay for construction of 2 kilometres of roads in Matola, Mozambique

19 December 2013

Work to build the road linking the Maputo Circular road and the Matola Gare Industrial Park, in the Matola municipality, is due to begin in January, under the terms of a memorandum of understanding signed Wednesday in Matola.

According to the memorandum, Coca-Cola Sabco Lda. Will provide the US$1.7 million needed to build the 2-kilometre paved road that will also allow traffic to move from the neighbourhoods of Matola–Gare, Machava KM-15 and Nkobe onto National Road No.4 (EN4).

The mayor of Matola, António Matlhava, said that the new road would not only benefit the industrial area that is being set up in the municipality, but also the Machava KM 15 neighbourhood, the Machava area and local communities, as well as driving their development.

The managing director of Coca-Cola Sabco, Simon Everest, said that construction of the road that will provide access to the area where the soft drinks factory is part of investments that the company has been making in Mozambique, which are already in excess of US$129 million. (macauhub)