South African company invests about US$11 million in road repairs in Mozambique

23 March 2015

South Africa’s Trans-African Concessions (TRAC) has announced that it will invest US$10.9 million in the rehabilitation of a 7-kilometre section of ​​National Road 4 in the city of Matola, Mozambique, according to the Agence de Press Africaine (APA) news agency.

TRAC operates EN4, which is 570 kilometres long, linking the port of Maputo to the South African industrial city of Witbank through a 30-year contract with the government of Mozambique.

The spokesman for the South African company, Fenias Mazive said the problem of deterioration of the asphalt in the Matola area is caused by overloaded trucks circulating on the road disrespecting the maximum load and called on the authorities to take greater control .

The road is one of the main access routes to Maputo with traffic of over 48,000 vehicles per day. (macauhub/MZ)