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

Project Summary

Approval Date 02 Oct 1997
Signature Date 25 Mar 1998
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 1999
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 1999
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21012
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 4,657,919.74
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Msulira-Nkhotakota road section was one of the road sections covered under a Bank financed feasibility and detailed engineering design study for the Mchinji-Kasungu-MsuliraNkhotakota Corridor carried out starting September 1985 and finalised in August 1989. The study covered the road from Mchinji near the border with Zambia, through Kasungu and Msulira to Nkhotakota near Lake Malawi. The section was therefore identified for upgrading to bitumen standard as part of the said corridor.

Project Objectives

The specific objective of the project was to increase transport service levels and road safety by improving road surface conditions so as to reduce vehicle operating costs. The project as appraised consisted of: (a) the 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 population and the Government of Malawi.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Malawi
Ministry of Work


IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-D00-003
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


Contact Details

Name OUMAROU Amadou

Geographic Location

Country Malawi