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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

EU helps Malawi to improve 1,500 km of rural feeder roads

The European Union (EU) Delegation to Malawi has agreed to finance contracts worth €13.15 million (approximately MWK 2.7 billion) to improve rural feeder roads in the southern African country. In a press release made available to Nyasa Times o, the EU-says the funding will help upgrade 1,500 km of feeder roads to ensure year-round access. “It will contribute to increasing the roads’ capacity to carry more and heavier traffic, which will promote agricultural production in the rural areas concerned. Six contracts have been signed with small and medium size Malawian companies,” reads the statement.The Rural Feeder Road Programme of €15 million falls under the 9th European Development Fund. Its overall objective is to improve food security and increase small-holder farmers’ incomes by better linking growth areas to the main road network.

Source: Nyasa Times