Malawi has announced the release of funds intended for massive road rehabilitation works in financial year 2017/18.
According to Malawi’s Roads Authority (RA) bids have already been invited from suitable contractors for the project.
According to a statement by RA inviting bids from suitable contractors released on March 27, RA has funds meant to cover eligible payments under the Road and Bridge Maintenance Programme for the procurement of various Civil Works contracts in the 2017 to 2018 Annual National Roads Programme.
Recently, a lot of people have been complaining of the condition of different roads including the Mangochi-Liwonde Road which is in a very bad state considering the fact that the road leads to the country’s tourist destinations.
However, the authority defended the government for delaying to release funds saying that was due to the process that was to be followed.
They added that there is a total of 17 projects to be carried out and that includes some of the roads in the Northern Region.
The roads to be worked on includes Retainer Pothole Patching, accidents spots improvement interventions measures, Edge lines making and Roads Signs Replacement just to mention a few.
In the Central Region, 18 projects have been targeted which include; section releasing of Kaphiri- Bunda Turn Off Section; Replacement of Diamphwe Bailey Bridge with concrete Deck on Diamphwe-Mikondo and Retainer and pothole patching, slurry sealing and other routine maintenance works on Lilongwe City Roads.
This is one of the major move the Malawian government has made this year to boost major roads in the country.