Malawi - Mchingi-Msulira-Nkhotakota Road Project (Msulira-Nkhotakota section)

Project Summary

Approval Date 25 Nov 1991
Signature Date 13 May 1992
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2003
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2004
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21012
Commitment U.A 12,058,498.24
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Msulira-Nkhotakota road is an important section of the Mchinji-Kasungu-Msulira-Nkhotakota road corridor. The project consists of: (a) improvement of the existing gravel road between Msulira and Nkhotakota to a bitumen standard road of 6.7m carriageway width with 1.5m shoulders on either side over a total distance of 75km and; (b) design review and the provision of pre-contract services and the supervision of construction. The completion of the section Msulira-Nkhotakota should complete the corridor which serves as an international transit route linking Malawi to Zambia, Zaire and Tanzania. The project should also generate savings in vehicle operating costs, minimize maintenance costs and generally improve and consolidate agricultural activities. In the long run the upgrading of road should facilitate the transport into the area of essential commodities and agricultural inputs and the evacuation of produce.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to increase transport service levels and road safety by improving road surface conditions so as to reduce vehicle operating costs.


The population around the road Msulira-Nkhotakota and the Government of Malawi.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Malawi
Ministry of Work


IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-D00-001
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


Contact Details

Geographic Location

Country Malawi