SSRPC selects Louis Berger to consult on Mozambican road rehabilitation project

roadconstruction-jbdodane-flickrThe Sub-Saharan Regional Pipeline Corporation (SSRPC) has chosen infrastructure company Louis Berger to provide consultancy services for a road project in Mozambique for US$7.6mn

Louis Berger will lend its expertise to the road rehabilitation project on National Road N303 and be responsible for providing pure design services for the development of feasibility, environmental and social impact assessment and resettlement studies, stated officials from SSRPC.

SSRPC has invested US$350mn to transform a 350 km-long carriageway into a road that crosses Mozambique’s Tete province and ends at the Zambezi River, where Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe share a border. The proposed modernisation project will encompass the rehabilitation, widening and reinforcement of the road and existing structures, improvement of alignment, pavement and signage design, drainage and ancillary works as well as the rehabilitation of 19 bridges.

Jean-Pierre Dupacq, head of operations at Louis Berger Africa, said, “The rehabilitation of the N303 is vital not only for Mozambique but for the region as a whole. The modernised road will greatly boost the local economy, which is mainly dependent on coal mining, by allowing the development of local small-scale enterprises along the road.”

The modernised road would be the shortest link to a railway currently under construction between the coal-rich Tete province and the port of Nacala. The road will offer a cost-effective transportation solution, increasing the flow of goods and mineral resources, particularly copper exports, said SSRPC officials.


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