Japan pays to rebuild road bridges in Mozambique

2 May 2017

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) plans to provide US$31 million for the National Road Administration to launch tenders to rebuild three bridges in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, a JICA representative said.


“This is one of the ways that JICA can contribute to the activation of the local economy, increase national income and promote employment,” said Katsuyoshi Sudo, the agency’s representative, quoted by Mozambican state news agency AIM.


Under the agreement signed on Friday in Maputo by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Nyeleti Mondlane and Katsuyoshi Sudo, the work will be carried out along the 380 national road between Sunate and Oasse, with two bridges (60 and 45 metres long) over the Messalo River and another on the Mapuede River (45 metres long).


The deputy minister said at the end of the ceremony that reconstruction of the three bridges, in addition to boosting the economy of the province, will develop the road network between the centre and north of the country, as well as neighbouring countries, along the Nacala Corridor in the northern province of Nampula.


The funding to rebuild the bridges is the result of agreements reached during the visit of President Philippe Nyusi to Japan last March. (macauhub)