Rehabilitation works of Area 23 Road in Lilongwe started yesterday.
Deputy Minister of Transport Nancy Chaola Mdooko and Lilongwe City South East legislator Ulemu Msungama (Malawi Congress Party), who is also Minister of Youth and Sports, commissioned the project.
Speaking during the ceremony, Roads Authority chief executive officer Engineer Emmanuel Matapa said the project is funded by fuel levy under Roads Fund Administration.
He said: “The project involves removal of top soil, surfacing with asphalt and making concrete shallow drains.
“The project will cost K727 433 538.”
On his remarks, Msungama said the road will transform the area as it will boost economic activities.
“The road will improve the delivery of essential commodities to Area 23 Market and reduce travel time,” he said.
In her remarks, Mdooko said roads are important if the country is to develop.
“Good roads make it easy for goods to move from one place to another within a short time,” she said.
Chifuniro Miliwadi, from Area 23, commended the project, saying the road will ease mobility challenges.
“Travelling was a nightmare, especially during the rainy season,” she said.
The project is scheduled to be completed within 120 days.