World Bank advises Malawi to Implement Transport Master Plan

World Bank country director Greg Toulmin has advised Malawi to ensure smooth implementation of National Transport Master Plan for 2017 to 2037.

Toulmin made the advice during the launch of the plan in Lilongwe.

He said high transport costs in Malawi are negatively affecting agriculture, mining and tourism among other sectors.

“I believe that the national Transport master plan will promote investment in the country. I commend Ministry of Transport for developing the plan,” explained the World Bank country director

In his speech, President Professor Peter Mutharika warned both local and international contractors to be serious and avoid substandard work as well as delays in the completion of the contracts.

Mutharika said Malawians should expect two new airports in Mzuzu and Mangochi as well as expansion of the already existing airports.

He attacked his critics who have been accusing him of conducting ground breaking ceremonies.

“I ask them to inspect the developments before making such comments,” stressed Mutharika

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