Africa-Press – Mozambique. The Deputy Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, Cecília Chamutota, has said that unfettered road traffic conditions on sections between the crossing of N7 and N6 to the Pungue river will be restored by November.
Chamutota was speaking at a press conference last Saturday after visiting the site to assess the degree of execution of the maintenance work being carried out.
The work consists of filling in holes and scarifying and replacing the two layers of asphalt and gravel, which will allow easy passage and convenience when transiting the sections concerned.
With investment estimated at around 95 million meticais – disbursed by the Mozambican government – the stretches of road in question cover a length of 60 kilometres, with interventions considered critical covering a total of 20 km.
Chamutota sees the road as of capital importance, the intervention intended to ease passage and maximise the connection between the cities of Tete and Chimoio on routes seen as development corridors providing access between Mozambican ports and hinterland countries.
“We appeal to motorists’ common sense, and that they be patient and firstly, use the stretches as per the indications in provisional signage while, secondly, waiting for those undergoing work to achieve the necessary standard for use,” Chamutota urged.
Doing otherwise could compromise the durability of the repairs, which started in May and are expected to finish in November, Chamutota cautioned.