|Approval Date||22 May 2009|
|Signature Date||21 Oct 2009|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2015|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2015|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
The Trunk Road Rehabilitation Project: Blantyre-Zomba road is part of the North-South spine linking the southern part of Malawi to the central and northern regions and further on to Tanzania. The 60 km road is an important link on Route 29 of the SADC Regional Trunk Road Network (RTRN). The intervention has been identified by Government as first on the list of priority roads for rehabilitation in the Road Sector Programme (RSP 2007-2011). The project will contribute to the reduction of poverty by enhancing economic activities in the area and hence achieve the objectives of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS), which is in line with Bank Group Country Strategy Paper under Pillar I. The in-situ recycling strategy adopted for rehabilitation of the Blantyre-Zomba Road will contribute to knowledge generation on new techniques of best international practice in rehabilitation technology. The project is to be implemented over a five-year period for a total financial requirement of UA26.713 million.
The project purpose is to promote economic growth and poverty reduction through a coordinated transport environment that fosters safe and competitive operation of commercially viable, financially sustainable and environmentally friendly transport services. The objective is to improve the quality of transport services on the Blantyre-Zomba road and improve accessibility by the local communities to markets and social and economic services.
The beneficiaries of the project include dwellers of the three districts, communities along the road, business operators, traders and commuters. Outcomes include increased economic activities due to improved transport services with reductions in the cost of transport, travel time and improved road safety and ultimately improve the living standards of the communities.
African Development Fund
Government Of Malawi
NATIONAL ROAD AUTHORITHY
|Last Update||26 Jan 2023|
|Name||MAKASA Davies Bwalya|
|-15.7527 35.2158||Chiradzulu District|
|-15.4301 35.4183||Zomba District|
|-15.1708 34.6126||Tsangano Mission|