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Malawi - Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay Road Rehabilitation Project - ESMP Summary
The total coverage of the public road network in Malawi is approximately 15,451km, of which 28% is paved and the rest of the network is unpaved. The condition of the roads remain largely in good to fair condition, with 93% of the paved road network in good to fair condition, 65% of the unpaved road network is in fair to good condition. The Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay road is part of the Mtwara Development Corridor (MDC). The MDC is a major and important trade route connecting Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. The project road is also an important trunk road linking the northern Malawi to the central and southern parts of the country.