Technical Audit and Independent Advisory Services for the Upgrading of the Milange – Mocuba Road in Zambézia Province

 

CDS was contracted by the European Union Delegation in Mozambique from 2011 to 2018 to assist with the implementation of the Milange – Mocuba Road upgrading project in Zambézia Province. This road is being upgraded from gravel standard to a two lane paved road (200km).  During 2015 CDS inputs included an assessment of flood damage in the project area due to extreme rainfall in southern Malawi in January 2015 and advice on the response of the European Union and the Roads Authority (ANE). We conducted an independent review of the tender evaluation report for three emergency bridge repairs, a contract addendum for the supervision of the emergency works, and preliminary bridge designs proposed by the contractors. We conducted an audit of social aspects of the contracts and we audited materials testing procedures being carried out in the two site laboratories. In 2018-19 we conducted analysis of contractor’s claims throughout the project implementation period, as well as an assessment of liabilities of one of the contractors following termination due to poor performance.

Completed road

Completed road

 

Construction pf pavement layers

Construction of pavement layers

Replacement culvert following flood damage on the N1

Replacement culvert following flood damage on the N1