The African Development Bank (AfDB) is available to finance the second phase of asphalting of the Mueda to Negomano road, a stretch of 95 kilometres, said bank official João Mabombo.
The AfDB’s availability was expressed a few days ago in Pemba by a team from the bank that worked in Cabo Delgado, where it met with the provincial governor, Júlio Parruque and visited that section of road.
The Mueda-Negomano road, work on which is due to start in 2020, connects the Mueda district to the border with Tanzania over the Unity Bridge, which was built about seven years ago.
“The first project documents should be ready by the end of the month and the final proposal should be completed by the end of June 2019. If everything happens as we foresee, the contractor may be selected later that year,” said Mabombo.
The first phase of this project began last October when President Filipe Nyusi laid the foundation stone for the work being carried out by the Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Co. (AFECC).
This first phase includes the construction of 70 kilometres of road from Negomano to Roma with three bridges and rainwater drainage system and is funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB), which in December 2016 approved a donation of US$79 million and a loan of US$3.1 million.