Government provides $200 million to improve access roads in Cabo Delgado

The Mozambican government will invest 200 million dollars to improve access roads in the northern province of Cabo Delgadoannounced on Friday an official source.

"We, here in Cabo Delgado province, are investing approximately $200 million [for access roads]. It is a significant investment," João Machatine, Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, told journalists during a visit to Cabo Delgado province.

According to Lusa, the interventions on the roads in Cabo Delgado will start in August, according to the minister, who reiterates the importance of the work being done with quality, as it is "a major investment.

"We want the consultants, the inspectors, the contractors, to be chosen in a very careful way," reiterated João Machatine.

Cabo Delgado province hosts the natural gas exploration project led by Total, the largest private investment in Africa, which has since been suspended due to insecurity in the region.

Armed groups have terrorized Cabo Delgado province since 2017, with some attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.

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