The international Louis Berger Group has been awarded a contract worth US$7.6 million to provide consulting services for the N303 road reconstruction project that crosses the province of Tete in Mozambique, the group said in a statement.
The 350-kilometre road, which is currently narrow and unpaved, will be the focus of a project worth US$350 million to transform it into a modern highway that will cross Tete province and end on the Zambezi River where Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe share a common border.
The future N303 road will be the shortest connection to a railway line that is under construction between Tete province, rich in coal, and the port of Nacala, the deepest in southern Africa and also a more economical solution to increase the circulation of goods and mineral resources, particularly copper exports.
The cost of this project to modernise the N303 will be supported by a public-private partnership involving the government of Mozambique and the “Sub-Saharan Regional Pipeline Corporation (SSRPC).”
The engineering project will include the extension and/or reinforcement of the road and the existing structures, improvements to the alignment, paving and signage, drainage works and complementary works, as well as recovery of 19 bridges.
The Louis Berger Group has over 50 years of experience in Africa and 25 years of experience in Mozambique, where the company has conducted around 50 projects.(macauhub/MZ)