|Approval Date||17 Dec 2003|
|Signature Date||25 May 2004|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2007|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2008|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
The Mbabane Bypass Road Project (Two International Roads Project Phase 2) supports Government policy for restoring economic growth through improving road transport and developing the main road axis to the RSA, which is its major trading partner. The proposed project, which is a link of the entire Matsapha-Mbabane-Ngwenya road (i.e., Road No. MR3) is one of the most heavily trafficked roads in Swaziland and serves as one of the most important links with RSA. The improvement of the road has international significance and it should improve cross-border international traffic. Domestically, the project should improve the transport service levels (i.e., easy access, road safety and reduction in VOC) as well as enhance the economic opportunities especially in the Mbabane-Ngwenya corridor. The project comprises three main components, namely: (i) Upgrading 5-km of existing two-lane paved road and construction of 6-km road to 50-mm thick asphalt concrete dual carriageway (2x7.0-m lanes per direction) and 2.0-meter wide paved shoulder on each side of the Mbabane Bypass (total length 11 km); (ii) consultant services for the supervision of the civil works; and (iii) project audit services.
The overall sector goal is to provide efficient and cost effective transport system for both national and international traffic within the country. The objectives of the project are to improve the quality of road transport service levels and reduce vehicle operating costs on the Mbabane Bypass.
The main beneficiaries of the projet are all populations of Hhohho Region, economic operators and others road users.
African Development Bank
Ministry of Public Works and Transport / Roads Department
|Last Update||04 Dec 2020|