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Malawi - Nacala Road Corridor Project Phase IV Project (Nsipe-Liwonde M1/M8 Road Section) - ESIA and RAP Summary
Malawi Government, through the Roads Authority with funds from the African Development Bank, intends to rehabilitate the Nsipe – Liwonde (Mangochi Turn-off) Road with the view to upgrade it to a Regional Trunk Road (RTR) as part of the Nacala Road Corridor. The proposed road project starts from Nsipe(M1 Road) up to Chingeni on MI road and Chingeni to Mangochi Turn Off on M3, a distance of 55 km long. The road will have a carriageway of 7 meters and 1 meter width sealed shoulders on either side and will have a 200 mm base of crushed stone and a 150 mm sub base. The road starts from Nsipe to Mangochi Turn Off (55 km long and traverses the districts of Nctheu and Balaka while benefiting the wider populations including those of Machinga, Zomba and Blantyre, among others. The proposed road project falls within Traditional Authorities Makwangwala in Ntcheu District, Nsamala and Kalembo in Balaka District.