AfCAP is assisting the Mozambique National Roads Administration (ANE) to evaluate existing road experimental sections constructed previously in Mozambique under several programmes, including with AfCAP support. These trial sections were designed to demonstrate and verify different options in design, material utilisation and construction methods for rural roads (particularly low-volume rural roads- LVR). To achieve the objective of influencing future policy in the road sector, it is necessary to review the outcomes of all trial sections constructed in Mozambique and to start a process of establishing new trial sections. Training was provided in how to identify, prioritise and carry out research projects on roads. A list of possible future research projects for the RRC was developed and prioritised. RRC members were also provided with assistance in the preparation of technical papers which were submitted to the SARF/IRF/PIARC Regional Conference for Africa to be held in Durban in October 2018.
This work is part of the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Geddes, R., Paige-Green, P., CDS (2018). Long Term Pavement Performance Monitoring of Trial Sections in Mozambique incorporating Capacity Building of Road Research Centre Personnel, Training Workshop Report. London: ReCAP for DFID.
Published 30 September 2018