The National Roads Administration (ANE – Administração Nacional de Estradas) has commenced a 2,500km iRAP assessment in Mozambique funded by World Bank and supported by iRAP Accredited Supplier FRED Engineering.
The main objectives of the project include:
- to undertake an iRAP specification assessment on Road N1/N10: Quelimane-Nicoadala-Namacurra in Zambézia Province (70 km) and the N1 road corridor from Maputo in the south to Pemba in the far north (2,471 km), with a total length of 2,541 km.
- undertake Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) assessments at 5 selected schools along the project corridor.
- provide ANE staff with the training, equipment and software necessary to conduct future independent in-house iRAP specification assessments.
The project connects nicely with Amend and FIA Foundation’s work in Mozambique earlier this year which saw the Government of Mozambique (Maputo Municipal Council; the Services of Social Affairs, Maputo City; Maputo City Government; INATRO (National Institute of Road Transport); ANE (National Road Administration), iRAP, and; the Mozambique Road Fund – the World Bank, FIA Foundation, ATCM (Automovel Touring Clube de Mozambique) and non-profit Amend joining forces to deliver new lifesaving infrastructure improvements and speed regulation changes around the A Luta Continua Primary School and neighbouring schools. Read more on the project here.
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