Roads in the capital are set to get an overhaul starting from 12 February following the signing of an agreement between the contractors and the city council, the state news agency AIM reports. The work will be carried out by Mozambican building company CETA and the Italian firm CMC, which has been operating in Mozambique for around 20 years. It will involve resurfacing and installing a new storm water drainage system to prevent flooding during heavy rainfall. Under the terms of the contract 24 roads are to be rehabilitated at a total cost of $22.3 million, financed by the Arab Bank for the Economic Development of Africa (BADEA). The project is expected to take 18 months.