Mozambique gathers funds to pave road in the country’s north

24 August 2015

The Mozambican government has gathered the funds needed to finish work on the Ruace/Montepuez section of National Road 14, which links the cities of Lichinga in Niassa and Pemba in Cabo Delgado, the governor of Niassa province has stated.

Arlindo Chilundo recently highlighted the road’s key role in facilitating the outflow of products from those provinces, creating conditions that promote a sustainable macroeconomic environment, given that “this is an infrastructure that links Niassa province to the port of Pemba.”

The Maputo-based daily Notícias reported that work on paving the Ruace/Montepuez section had been interrupted two years ago by the CMC África Austral construction company, a subsidiary of Italy’s CMC group, due to an alleged lack of payment.

During a meeting with economic interests in Maúa, Chilundo said that work on the 300 km long road between Cuamba and Lichinga would finally begin in 2016, as funds have likewise been mobilised for that purpose.

In the meantime, and also in the scope of efforts to make the Niassa development triangle viable, Chilundo indicated that an executive plan now nearing completion will create conditions to mobilise funds to build the a 240 km section of the N360 linking Cuamba and Marrupa. (Macauhub/MZ)