Government launches international tender to repair road in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

24 October 2016

The government of Mozambique this year plans to launch an international tender for the repair and paving of the Mueda-Negomano road, over a distance of 100 kilometres in the province of Cabo Delgado, in the north of the country.

The provincial director of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, Dino Coutinho, told Mozambican daily newspaper Noticias that the African Development Bank (ADB) had guaranteed funds for half the cost of the project and the government is now mobilising additional financial resources for the work.

The refurbishment of the road will facilitate the movement of vehicles, people and goods between Mozambique and Tanzania across the Unity Bridge, inaugurated in 2010.

The bridge, which cost US$35 million, was built through the financial contribution of the two countries in equal amounts.

Noticias reported that in 2017 the Mueda-Xitaxi , Montepuez-Namuno-Balama, Muepane-Mahate-Quissanga, Chinda-Mocimboa da Praia-Metoro-Lúrio and Mazeze-Chiúre-Mecúfi roads in Cabo Delgado province will also be refurbished. (macauhub)