Mia announces China-funded dual carriage route from Lilongwe to Kasungu

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Sidik Mia, has announced that President Lazarus Chakwera administration will construct a $50 million dual carriage road from Lilongwe to Kasungu as it gears up to improve the road infrastructure network  in the country.

Mia: Road projects 

Mia said this on Wednesday by when President Chakwera toured the Area 18 interchange project which is near to be completed.

Addressing journalists in an impromptu interview, Mia said construction works for the dual carriage way will be funded by the Chinese government grant and  is expected to commence soon.

Mia said s the project was a further indication of the country’s “friendship” with China.

“Increased traffic on our roads requires an appropriate response such as the road construction projects the government will be undertaking,” said Mia.

In order to decongest traffic in the City of Lilongwe, the Minister also hinted that government has secured  K20 billion support from the Japanese Government to construct a dual carriage from Crossroads Hotel to Bunda Turn-Off through Lilongwe central business area which will among others have modern bridges.

He further said President Chakwera wants government to construct a six lane carriage from the Parliament roundabout to Shoprite and that the European Investment Bank will finance the project.

The construction of another road from Kamuzu International Airport  to Mzimba which will link up to Chiweta in Karonga.

President Chakwera on Wednesday morning toured the Area 18 interchange which connects City Centre and Area 49 through Area 18 and Kanengo and City Mall round about.

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Medson
Medson
9 months ago

Kuchita kupanga convoy kukapanda miyala
Shame Tonse government

Medson
Medson
9 months ago

Matama boma latonse alliance
Mmati ndalama muboma zilimo
Pano mkutchura China
When malawi will be free from Donars and loans
Ooooh crying for my beloved Nyasalande.

Medson
Medson
9 months ago

President has started the style of the previous regime of planting stones.

Mina
Mina
9 months ago

Inu inu Lilongwe kasungu basi Mmmm ochakwera bwanji osangoti upitilile mpaka Mzuzu why kuthela pa kasungu basi is because centre region imathela kasungu chani APA tiganiza Ngati tsankhotu . Bolanso mukanati Lilongwe mpaka Mzuzu, then Mzuzu mpaka karonga naonso ngofunikila ndi ma business aku Tanzania ma track ndi ama business mayende amavutikila

Ndata Boy
9 months ago

Very good development if it can really start, building a morden Road (M1) from Chitipa to Nsanje would be the best thing MCP/Tonse gvt can do in these first 5 years, even if it can be the only thing they will do the whole 5 years I would still be happy. we have lost alot of lives because of poor condition of M1 and yet DPP paid a blind eye by still engaging useless companies like SAWA, PREM AND MOTAL ENGIL. this time we need real companies to come and build our roads to international stds

Mike Bamusi
Mike Bamusi
9 months ago

Lilongwe Kasungu is indeed in bad shape.
But Mr mia tell the president we need the road from Mzimba to Rumphi via lake kazuni done

Mike Bamusi
Mike Bamusi
9 months ago

Help me understand this.aroad from the airport to Mzimba and connect chiweta karonga, and there is another project lilongwe kasungu.will the road from the airport to Mzimba not pass through Kasungu?

mtete
mtete
9 months ago

Bwino nawo ma China. Aren’t we we over borrowing from China. Please take stock of our indebtedness to our Chinese friends who despise Africans. Ask Nigeria about how it’s citizens are treated in China. These people are onto something.
That said, which has more traffic, LL-Kasungu, BT-Lilongwe? Let’s think about Nkhotakota-Dwangwa.

B Nkhani
B Nkhani
9 months ago

Whats fantastic with this piece is the lack of ANY mention about a dual carriage road between Bt & Llw.
I could have sworn this is the most important/busiest road in the country….

Kwacha ku Malawi
Kwacha ku Malawi
9 months ago

Bravo!! Tonse Government, this is what we voted for, Tsogolo langa lowala lafikadi

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