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The government has already identified potential partners to finance the rehabilitation of the Inchope-Caia section of National Road Number One (EN1), which is in an advanced state of disrepair.
According to the director of the National Road Administration (ANE), Marco Vaz, the work is expected to cost about US$250 million.
“We are working with partners who have already shown an interest in rehabilitating that stretch. Rehabilitation will start soon,” Marco said at the end of a meeting with Sofala governor Maria Helena Taipo.
Vaz also said that this year ANE has scheduled routine maintenance work on the Inchope-Nhamapaza and Nhamapaza-Caia sections, for which funds were already available.
“It’s periodic maintenance of about 45 kilometres. In addition to filling in pot-holes we will implement some storm-water infrastructures with our own funds,” he explained.
Vaz also noted that rehabilitation works on the Tica-Buzi road in Sofala would start in August, at a cost of about US$150 million, including the construction of the bridge over the Búzi river.
“We signed with the contractor who will supervise the work In March. It’s financed by the Mozambican government and an Indian bank. In August we will lay the foundation stone of the works, which will last three years,” he added.Source: Notícias
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