Dubai: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has extended Dh36.73 million as a concessionary loan to the Government of Swaziland aiming to support the kingdom’s economic and social development through the development of roads and improvement of surface transportation network.

As a starting point, the funding will finance phase 1 of the Manzini — Mbadlana road development. The project includes the reconstruction and upgrading of a 30-kilometre highway consisting of two lanes in each direction, including civil works, earth works and pavement, as well as intersection lighting works and provision of road safety equipment.