M200 million needed to repair rain damaged roads




Maseru – Lesotho needs more than M100 million to repair roads and bridges damaged by flooding, the Roads Directorate has said.

Following the heavy rains and floods that have caused considerable damage on roads and bridges across the country since November 2020, Khasapane Kikine, from the Roads Directorate’s Network Planning Department said it will take over M100 million to repair and maintain damaged roads infrastructure.

He said more update reports will follow as studies are currently underway in different parts of the country to assess the overall damage, adding that the directorate estimates these could cost up to M200 million.

He was quick to underline that this figure will not be for building new roads but will work solely be spent on repairs and maintenance of the recently affected roads countrywide.



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