South Korea finances road asphalting in Mozambique

11 December 2017

The beginning of asphalting work on the Nampula-Nametil road in northern Mozambique, financed by South Korea, is the beginning of a journey toward achieving an old dream, which will boost the development of the districts of the southern region of Nampula province, the President of Mozambique said at the weekend in Nampula.

Filipe Nyusi, quoted by Mozambican daily newspaper Noticias said this work will allow for transport of agricultural and fishing production between the districts of Nampula, Angoche and Moma, Monapo and Meconta.

Asphalting of the road network promotes transport of a significant part of the region’s production and facilitates the logistics of its value chain. Last June, we witnessed the start of the Cuamba-Lichinga works and we intend to create conditions so that the Mozambicans can travel from Maputo to Lichinga or Metangula, through Nampula, on a paved road,” he said.

The asphalting work on the Nampula-Nametil road, which should take 30 months, is expected to cost US$41.5 million financed by the South Korea Import Export Bank.

South Korea’s ambassador to Mozambique, Heung Soo Kim, said during the ceremony that since 1993 his country has contributed US$440 million for 12 projects, notably building the Central Hospital of Quelimane. (macauhub)