Beyond satisfying the necessities of the Railroad and Maritime transports, with the creation of transporting companies with fleets of camies of great tonnage in the regions North, center and South of the country, it contributed significantly for the constant carried load growth in how much in the past this activity it was concentrated particularly in the maritime transports. The scarcity of cabotage ships implied a great dependence of this way of transport on the part of the economic agents with limitations of space and constant delay of sending and reception of merchandises, for such in the 1972 ends, the net of roads totalized 25000km. Of this total, 3375km was alcatroadas that they bound the main urban centers of the south region of the country and throughout the coast. On cities for alcatroadas roads are: Maputo-Xai-Xai; Chkw-Xai-Xai; Xai-Xai-Inhambane-Side; Chimoio-Tete; Nampula-Nacala. Also it has alcatroadas secondary roads in the outskirts of Lichinga and Quelimane. 3,1 Classification of the national roads According to report of the ANE (2004) Moambique has a classified net of 051 roads of 25 km, of which 4 300 km are primary roads, 7 621 km are secondary, and 13 130 km are tertiary. It stops beyond the classified roads still exist not classified district roads and, esteem itself that they perfaam about 9 281 extension km.
The total net would correspond therefore about 34 332 km. To see annex (table 1). The present system of classification defines the net of roads as if it follows: 3.1.1 Primary roads? roads that bind to the provincial capitals and the main centers; roads that bind to these centers the bordering ranks and main ports; roads that constitute international corridors, binding the neighboring countries to the ports; 3.1.2 Secondary roads? roads that bind the provincial centers, maritime and fluvial ports, and other econmicas zones of relief, to the provincial capitals or the net of primary roads; 3.1.3 Tertiary roads? roads that bind the district population centers and zones of econmica activity to the national net of roads or a provincial capital; Roads Not Classified that bind villages, or small areas of econmica activity, to the classified net of roads.