Completion and opening of Mozambican N6 Highway Reconstruction and extension Project undertaken by Chinese Enterprises
Xinhua News Agency, Mozambique, November 14 (Reporter Nie Motherland) the reconstruction and expansion project of the N6 highway, a Mozambican transport trunk line financed and undertaken by Chinese enterprises, was officially completed and opened to traffic on the 14th. Mozambican President Nussi and others attended the completion ceremony.
The Mozambican government held a completion ceremony in the central province of Manica, attended by a number of Mozambican officials, including President Nussi, Chinese Ambassador to Mozambique Su Jian, and a number of Zimbabwean dignitaries.
In his speech, Nussi said that China has long "unconditionally supported" Mozambican development in various forms and in different fields. The project creates 3600 local jobs, trains a large number of skilled workers and helps Mozambique achieve sustainable development.
Nussi said that the completion and opening of Highway N6 has shortened the drive from the western border of Mozambique to the port of Beira from seven hours to four hours, which will greatly facilitate regional connectivity, stimulate the development of agriculture, tourism and other industries along the route, and promote exports. It has become an important pillar for promoting the development of the Mozambican national economy.
Su Jian said that China and Mozambique have achieved fruitful cooperation in the field of infrastructure in recent years, and the N6 highway project is one of them. Deepening cooperation in the areas of infrastructure and production capacity will help Mozambique create conditions for the gradual ownership of its own industrial system and a stronger real economy, and help Mozambique achieve economic autonomy. He said that China is willing to continue to support Mozambique in improving infrastructure conditions and strengthening mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation in order to achieve common development.
Route N6, which runs through the provinces of Manica and Sofala in central Mozambique, is an east-west trunk road to Mozambique and an economic artery in the central region, and is an important international link between Zimbabwe, Zambia and other landlocked countries.
Construction of the N6 highway reconstruction and expansion project officially began in 2015 with a contract value of US $410 million. The project covers a total length of 287.3 kilometers from the Mahipanda border area adjacent to Zimbabwe in the west to Mozambique's second largest economic center and second largest port in the east.