President Mutharika to launch flagship Lilongwe- Kasiya-Santhe road

President Peter Mutharika is scheduled to launch 95 km long Lilongwe Old Airport-Kwanyanda-Santhe road on Wednesday April 3  2019 according to Chief Secretary to Government Lloyd Muhara.

Quick access to the northern and Southern regions. The road already in use
All New Bua bridge (left) and Old Bua Bridge (right
The new completed road
Side view showing beams of the new bridge.

The project also includes the Kasiya spur which has been constructed by Portuguese conglomerate Mota-Engil.

Multinational engineering firm Mota Engil has demonstrated another top drawer delivery of a quality finish going by the specifications of the road.

The road project starts from the M12 ( the Lilongwe to Mchinji road). It extends westwards passing through Nsaru-Kabudula and Kwanyanda Trading Centres.

It joins the M18 at Santhe Trading Centre in Kasungu District.

The project involved upgrading of the existing earth road to class 1 bitumen standard.

“The works will involve widening of the road to 6.8m carriageway with 1.5m single sealed shoulders on either side of the road. The works will also involve construction of a four span bridge across the Bua river and five box culverts on other river crossings,” that’s according to official information from the Roads Authority website.

The road connects areas of high agricultural activities in the country and provides easy mobility for people and goods.

“The road gives easy access to markets for agricultural produce especially tobacco and other produce. The road will provide alternative access route to Kasungu District and beyond to those from Central and Southern part of Malawi by connecting with the M18,” Roads Authority says.

The road will further provide an alternative route into the Northern corridor via the Lilongwe West Bypass thereby decongesting the M1 road that runs from Lilongwe to Kasungu.

By providing easy mobility and accessibility, the road will greatly enhance economic activities to those areas around and beyond.

Meanwhile, along the road, an overpass is taking shape as part of the ongoing $1 billion railway rehabilitation by investor Vale Logistics.

The railway rehabilitation project runs from Nkaya, Balaka, Salima, Lilongwe and Mchinji to Chipata in Zambia facilitate that country’s import and export traffic to access the Indian ocean port of Nacala.

The contractor Mota Engil deliberately left out a 100metre stretch to work on the overpass where trains will pass underneath and vehicle will pass on top of the bridge.

The Lilongwe-Kasiya -Santhe road project has taken four years which is within it’s delivery window.

It was launched by President Mutharika in January 2015 and is financed by the Malawi Government.

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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
2 years ago

Thank you so much to some comrades from other opposition parties for giving credits where it should be given to. Yes i do respect you for admitting that really this government is pushing forward when it comes to roads developments. it’s about time, i’m sure mukatsegulanso maso anuwo kwambiri mosamvela zomwe adzisogoleri anu akukunamizani, muonansa kuti mbali zinazinso boma likuchitapo kanthu. Yes kavotelenibe zipani zanu ndiye mpohamvu ya democracy imeneyo, ngakhale mutasintha maganizpo on last minute kudzavotera DPP ndimhpamvunso chifukwa ndi ufulu wanu.

Malliko
Malliko
2 years ago

This is good development for sure. It’s progressive. You build on what others have done. Come May 21 another government ushered power to continue from where the DPP government has stopped! Simple.

Favour of Yahweh
2 years ago

That is what we call development. DPP government doing a commendable job. Well done our government. The problem with the people is that they think another government can sponsor something without a proved government. Even what we say MCP did not built with there own money. The true is if indeed we were better off, the country would have completely changed in 31 years but look the worst years are not remembered. Better houses were only built by MHC., but now people are building mansions, where do you get the money from? Even if you get a loan , how… Read more »

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
2 years ago

@Devil Favoured Ukakwera pansana pa njovu osamati kuja kulibe mame. Find out which people are building mansions. Civil servants NO! small-scale entrepreneurs NO! But DPP thieves themselves or at least their cronies and likely you are one of them. Ndalama zake mukumanga ma nyumba ndi zomwezi zikuchoka kwa achina Mortal Ingil ndi anzawo. The question is, what kind of capacity does Mortal Ingil has to be taking almost all government bigger projects in Malawi? Recently it was reported it will start constructing the Likoma Jett, but it is also in all other construction projects such as the City Centre- Stadium… Read more »

Favour of Yahweh
2 years ago
Reply to  Chilungamo

I don’t think you live in the country. Go and find out, stop acting blindly. Which civil servants are you talking about. Check , and check with what you call SME what they are doing. Check Mzuzu city changes, check Lilongwe changed, Blantyre changed, Zomba even in villages people are building nice and beautiful houses, you can say all are DPP . Stop e ignorant, appreciate and then you will move forward. Even in villages, people don’t like houses thatched with grass which We used to have sharing with snakes. The rivers all are dry because all the trees and… Read more »

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
2 years ago

Thank you Favour, anthu ngati awa olo utawafotokozera motani, mitu yawo inauma, sakwanitsa kuyamika zinthu zabwino. Ada chifukwa cha miseu yabwino ikumangidwa mmalawi, panopa ngakhale business za ma minibus ngati part of transport dzapita patsogolo. Chimenecho ndiye sichitukuko?

mtete
mtete
2 years ago

Well done. Malawians’ tax money. Ndiye asati mfwimfwi ngati ndalama zachoka mthumba mwake..

Political Analyst
Political Analyst
2 years ago

Hospitals every 4 km and extension of KCH and Queens Central Hospital to address the current HEALTH sector problems where patients cannot easily access health services or sharing beds under DPP administration will WIN MCP votes not these useless launches.

MCP Boma 2019
MCP Boma 2019
2 years ago

The road construction started years back and is still under construction, why launch it now?, What is the meaning of launch?old age or what? DPP Campaign must not be financed by state resources? We are watching? These are the very things that people of Kasiya and the rest of Malawians will make sure that the wasteful DPP is voted out of Government on 21st May 2019. If it was Dr Lazarus Chakwera MCP in Government the launch resources could have been directed towards maintaining the road to Lilongwe Bus Deport which is in bad shape?????

Roll Out ATI Now
Roll Out ATI Now
2 years ago

Kodi ndiye kuti mota engil ndi yokhayo imatha kumanga nseu ku Malawi

Mirella K
Mirella K
2 years ago

Inu mumafuna azimanga ndani? a Bua kapena Sawa group? Za zii

Roll Out ATI Now
Roll Out ATI Now
2 years ago

A Malawi mudzikhala ndi mzeru kaya, Manje iyi road yamangidwa ndi ndalama za nthumba mwanu koma mukupatsa credit chipani.

Vision
Vision
2 years ago

Using stakeholder analysis model, tell us tiyamikile ndani?Government, MRA, Opposition, Motor Engil, Kasiya community, Chiefs, Roads Authority? Ukambwidata ndikuwuzila answer.

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
2 years ago

Thank you Nyasatimes, mukumatha kuona chilungamo ndikuchilengezanso kwa a Malawi, musaopa ma sponsor anu otsutsa boma. Mwawaposa a TIMES komanso ZODIAK, ndikukuuzani pano, palibe chomwe akuyankhulapo za nkhani iyi.

Ntondo
Ntondo
2 years ago

DPP za misewu nde alibe anzawo…koma nthawi yawathelanso ena alowe.

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
2 years ago
Reply to  Ntondo

kkkkkkk aise Ntondo wandiseketsa bwanji? Ada mmalo mooti, chitukuko chipilire inu mukuti chiime kaye kulowe anthu okwiya? Ayi madala, anthu akufuna dzitukuko osati kumakayika anthu kundende. Ukudziwa kuti boma likanaluza ndalama zambiri akanakhala kuti anatengera JB ku court koposa ndalama zomwe akumuganizila kuti anaba? Ndiye chonde ngakhale mulungu akuvomeleza kuti five years zinanso tione miseu yapamwamba.

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