Renovation of the N303 National Road in Mozambique, which is set to cost US $350m, is set start after Louis Berger was appointed the consultant for the road rehabilitation project at a fee of US $7.6m by Sub-Saharan Regional Pipeline Corporation (SSRPC).
The 350km road which has a paved carriageway will be transformed into a modern road. This road will pass through Tete province and end at the Zambezi River – a common border for Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia.
Apart from road rehabilitation works and renovation, the project will also entail expanding of the road and the existing structures reinforced. Alignment will be done on the same road, and pavings and signs added. Works will also involve drainage and ancillary works, while at the same time, the 19 bridges on the same rehabilitated.
It will also provide the shortest link to a Tete province-Port of Nacala railway that is currently being constructed. The N303 road rehabilitation and construction will help ease transportation and increase the flow of goods and minerals.
According to Jean-Pierre Dupacq the Head of Operations for Louis Berger in Africa, the construction project will be beneficial for the whole region. Through it, the coal mining dependent local economy will be boosted and small scale enterprises developed along the road.
Louis Berger consultant services on this road construction project include design services for feasibility, environmental and impact assessment and resettlement studies. The government has recently US$124m for development of infrastructure.