|Approval Date||13 Mar 2013|
|Signature Date||05 Apr 2013|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2021|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2021|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
The proposed project will involve rehabilitation of the road between the towns of Mzuzu and Nkhatabay. The Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay road is part of the Mtwara Development Corridor (MDC). The MDC is a major and important trade route connecting Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. The project road is also an important trunk road linking the northern Malawi to the central and southern parts of the country. The works includes rehabilitation and widening of the carriageway from 4.2m to 6.7m with 1.5m sealed shoulders, recycle base to sub-base and provide 150mm subbase and 40mm asphalt concrete surfacing. The project components are as follows: (i) civil works (rehabilitation of the MzuzuNkhatabay road); (ii) consultancy services (design review, preparation of bidding documents, and supervision; road safety audit; and financial audits); (iii) capacity building (road sector needs assessment study; skills training and acquirement of management systems in procurement project management and road asset management).
The overarching project development objective is to support economic growth and poverty reduction. The principal objective of this project is to improve the quality of transport services on the Mzuzu – Nkhata Bay Road as part of the north-south M05 road from Mzuzu to Nkhata Bay and the Central and Southern Regions and improve accessibility by the local communities to markets and social and economic services. The specific objectives of the project are: (i) to reduce vehicle operating costs; (ii) to reduce travel time between the towns of Mzuzu and Nkhatabay; and (iii) to generally boost the social-economic welfare of the communities in the road catchment area by providing them access to social economic centers (markets, schools, and health centers).
The positive impacts on the physical and socio-economic environment would involve: employment benefits for the local communities during construction and maintenance of the road; reduced transport cost for the production of agricultural products; improved mobility to farms, social infrastructure (schools, markets, health centers, water points, etc.); increase in agricultural activities and better market prices for their produce. The women, who constitute a major work force in the agricultural activities, would be the major beneficiaries.
African Development Fund
NATIONAL ROAD AUTHORITHY
|Last Update||24 Mar 2023|
|Name||Daniel Mukunya ISOOBA|
|-11.6066 34.2907||Nkhata Bay|