Work to repair and improve the N6 National Road between the port city of Beira, in Mozambique’s Sofala province, and the border town of Machipanda, is expected to be finished in April 2018, Mozambican daily newspaper Noticias reported on Tuesday.
Work on the 288-kilometre road, which began in April 2015, is expected to cost US$410 million and is funded by the Mozambican government and the EXIM Bank of China.
Noticias said that 45% of the work was concluded and that by the end of the year a 60-kilometre section would be paved in the districts of Dondo and Nhamatanda, in Sofala province, where a 220-metre bridge is due to be built over the River Pungué.
The refurbishment of the N6 road will also benefit neighbouring countries that use the port of Beira for imports and exports, including Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and the Democratic Republic of Congo. (macauhub)