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Malawi - Trunk Road Rehabilitation Project (Blantyre- Zomba Road) - ESIA Summary


The Malawi government intends to implement a road rehabilitation programme for the Blantyre-Zomba (M3 Road) which is approximately 60 km long. The road traverses three districts of Blantyre, Chiradzulu and Zomba. The Blantyre-Zomba road is also designated as part of Route 29 of the Southern African Development Commission (SADC) Regional Trunk Road Network (RTRN) linking southern Malawi to the northern part of the country and further north to the border with Tanzania. The existing gravel road running south from Blantyre to Nsanje and the track to the border with Mozambique at Marka completes Route 29 of the RTRN in Malawi. As such the road has been identified by GOM as priority for rehabilitation intervention to improve the quality of transport services for trade, passenger, easy access to inputs, markets, health, education and other social services which will enhance economic activities in the area and improve the living standards of the communities in the zone of influence.

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