Democratic Republic of Congo- The Bukavu-Goma Road Development and Asphalting Project, Phase 1, Bukavu-Nyamukubi Section


Project Summary

Approval Date 26 Nov 2021
Signature Date 01 Mar 2022
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2026
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21012
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 70,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed operation is for an ADF grant of UA 36.67million and a TSF loan of UA 33.33 million to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to finance the Bukavu-Goma Road Development and Asphalting Project, Phase 1, Bukavu-Nyamukubi Section. The project involves developing the Bukavu-Goma Road, Bukavu-Nyamukubi section, improving some of the main roads and ramps of the RN2 in Bukavu for a total of 117 km and rehabilitating related infrastructure in the South Kivu province. The province is heavily landlocked due to the advanced state of deterioration of its road network. The project will help to open up the central region of the DRC (Kasai-Oriental and Kasai Central, Sankuru and Lomami provinces) by linking it to the eastern part of the DRC and providing it with a connection to the ports of Mombasa and Dar es Salaam. It builds on the Bank’s interventions and those of the TFPs to open up the central and eastern parts of the DRC, while offering an opportunity for national and regional integration. The project has three components:(i) Infrastructure; (ii) Capacity building and studies; and (iii) Project management and monitoring. It will be implemented from January 2022 to December 2026, i.e. for 60 months.

Project Objectives

The project's sector objective is to help open up the North and South Kivu Provinces and to reduce the level of poverty among the population. Specifically, it seeks to improve the quality of service of the Bukavu-Goma highway transport network as well as the living conditions of people in the project's impact area.

Beneficiaries

The RN2 section targeted by the project is entirely located in the South Kivu province. The project's direct impact area has an estimated population of 8,000,000, of which 4,080,000 are women, i.e. 51%of the overall population. The project will directly or indirectly target 40%of rural households in the South-Kivu province (400,000 families). The project will also benefit production support service promoters (artisans, service associations, transporters, collectors, etc.), technical staff of the ministries concerned in the region, as well as NGOs active in the project intervention area. Therefore, in addition to the large female population and the under-20s, local authorities and economic operators will benefit from the establishment of basic infrastructure and the revival of economic activities in the region.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
MINISTERE DU PLAN ET RECONSTRUCTION

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-CD-D00-006
Last Update 02 Oct 2022

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Contact Details

Name MAKWELA Johnny Gingama
Email j.makwelagingama@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Coordinates Location Name
-1.67409 29.22845 Goma
-3.16667 28.25 Province du Sud-Kivu
-2.50833 28.8608 Bukavu