(Ecofin Agency) - The Government of Mozambique will receive $34 million from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to pursue the construction of the 35 km Nambungali - Roma road. This is part of the second phase of the Mueda - Negomano road project (163.8 km), which aims at improving transport infrastructure between Mozambique and Tanzania.
The related agreement was signed on 24 February between the Mozambican Finance Minister, Adriano Maleiane, and the Bank's local representative, Pietro Toigo.
Once completed, this road project will complement the Unity Bridge and significantly reduce travel time to the ports of Pemba in Mozambique and Mtwara in Tanzania. Let’s note that the pan-African Bank will also provide an additional $2 million for additional works, and technical assistance to two-sector agencies - Administração Nacional de Estradas (ANE) and Fundo de Estradas (FE) - giving them the capacity to improve their operations.
The Government of Mozambique will contribute $536,000, mainly for resettlement and compensation.