South Sudan - Technical Assistance for the Development of the Transport Sector Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 Nov 2013
Signature Date 09 May 2014
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21012
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 455,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present Project is designed within the context of the South Sudan Development Plan (SSDP) priorities and in support of the development of the Transport sector. It aims to enhance institutional setup and capacity, improve human resource capacity, streamline the transport infrastructure development, provide information for policy makers with regard to economic diversification and strengthen project management and implementation capacity. The project will provide a comprehensive transport master plan, prioritized interventions to improve the river transport, analytical knowledge to diversify the economy and prepare a pipeline road project. The outcome of the intervention will provide the basis for the sustainable development of the transport sector to stimulate economic growth and diversification, reduce poverty, and improve good governance and security. The project comprises: (i) human resource development; (ii) studies which include National Transport Master Plan (NTMP) study, river transport study, road study and economic diversification study; and (iii) strengthening project management and implementation capacity.

Project Objectives

The sector goal is to contribute to socio-economic development, poverty reduction and enhance good governance and security through improved and sustainable transport system that provides strategic seaport access, enhances national and regional connectivity to link economic centers and access regional and international markets, and help communities to access socio-economic infrastructure.


The main beneficiaries of the project are: the transport sector, the population of South Sudan and many other users. These should benefit from improved infrastructure and transport services in South Sudan. The river transport study in particular will contribute to improve river transport (more than 1300 km) which will enhance connectivity along the White Nile River corridor and links the country with Sudan and Ethiopia. The improvement is expected to benefit about 3 million people, which is about 27% of the total population.

Participating Organization

Transition Support Facility
Ministry of Transport, Roads and Bridges


IATI identifier 46002-P-SS-D00-001
Last Update 27 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Girma Berhanu BEZABEH

Geographic Location

Country South Sudan
Coordinates Location Name
4.75 31 Central Equatoria
5.4 28.4 Western Equatoria
5.4 30.25 Mundri
4.57213 28.3955 Yambio
4.85165 31.5825 Juba
9.51716 30.5003 Bahr el Jebel