World Bank donates US$150 million to Mozambique to improve rural roads

10 May 2018

The World Bank has approved a US$150 million grant to support Mozambique’s integrated roadway development project, which will improve road access to selected areas in the provinces of Zambézia and Nampula, the World Bank said in a statement released on Tuesday in Washington.

The average income from agricultural activity in the target provinces is three times lower than in the rest of the country due, among other factors, to poor accessibility in the rural area. This project specifically targets 10 districts with high agricultural potential in those two provinces and covers 2.2 million people, of whom about 1.5 million live below the poverty line.

The project also includes the rehabilitation of the primary road network, specifically the section between Quelimane and Namacurra over a distance of 70 kilometres and average daily traffic that varies from 1,700 to 2,600 vehicles. (macauhub)