Swaziland to invest in road upgrades and maintenance
4 April 2011
Major spending is required in order to improve and maintain the MR3 Ngwenya-Manzini road over the next decade.
The Swazi Ministry of Public Works and Transport has revealed that E1 billion (£92 million) will be spent in the coming ten years.
This was the conclusion of a recent meeting held at the Manzini City Council chambers, the Times of Swaziland reported.
Richard Gordon, from Gibb Africa, said that about E1 billion would be necessary for the next ten years and E2 billion over the 20-year planning horizon.
He said tolls on the road are scheduled to commence by February 2013 and will enable the government to use its budgets to provide other services.
"The tolling of the Ngwenya-Manzini MR3 road will secure the future maintenance, rehabilitation and upgrading of this vital economic link for the citizens of the country. It will also deliver immediate infrastructure improvements to the MR3," he said.
Earlier this year, the World Bank announced that it would provide funding for a number of projects in Swaziland.