Causeway construction bring road connection between the southern and northern districts of Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique.
The construction of a causeway across the Montepuez river in Quissanga district has help resident with bad road connection. This has re-establish the road connection between the southern and northern districts of Cabo Delgado province which was disconnected due to the bridge collapsed on 27 December 2019.
After Montepuez fell, the government improvised by creating an alternative way of crossing the river. This was through the aid of using a metallic bridge and a causeway built on top of boulders.
Meanwhile, a second causeway has also been installed which was witness by Mozambique’s Minister of Public Works, Joao Machatine.
According to Machatine, major advances had been made in repairing a second cut to the main road north, this time over the Messalo river, in Muidumbe district.
This new causeway across the Montepuez is only a temporary measure as it can carry pedestrians and light vehicles. With the expected weight nothing more than 15 tonnes.
Machatine said a solution to the bridge over the Montepuez could be found this year. That work could begin in April with a proposed construction cost set between US$12-13 million dollars.