Thursday, August 22, 2019

Climate-resilient road Mozambique

A road being financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Mozambique will be made more climate resilient through a EUR 3.8 million grant from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF). 

The purpose of the Nacala Road Corridor project, funded by AfDB, is create a road link between Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique.

Future climate scenarios for the country indicate that a number of important sections of the road network are at risk. The Nacala project faces high climatic risks due to the hilly terrain. Flash floods can be expected, and, hence, larger areas will be affected by erosion damage.

NDF has agreed to support the sustainability of the Nacala project by enhancing climate change considerations in planning and design of road transport infrastructure. The objective of the NDF support is to provide the National Road Administration, and other key stakeholders, with capacity and additional tools to manage climate impact threats to road development.