Japanese government to fund reconstruction of road in Mozambique
4 December 2013
The Japanese government plans to provide US$68 million for reconstruction of 90 kilometres of the Mandimba-Lichinga road in Mozambique's Niassa province, under the terms of an agreement signed Thursday in Maputo.
The project, which will be carried out by the National Roads Administration, is split into two sections, the first of which - Cuamba to Massangulo - is funded by the African Development Bank (ADB) and the second - Massangulo to Lichinga - has funding from the Japanese International Development Agency (JICA).
The new road will replace a dirt road and make it possible to travel during the rainy season, which is one of the main blocks on development of most of the districts in Niassa province.
The funding agreement was signed by the deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Henrique Banze and by the Japanese ambassador to Mo zambique, Eiji Hashimoto.