Multinational - Mtwara Development Corridor

Project Summary

Approval Date 29 Oct 2012
Signature Date 15 Mar 2013
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21012
Commitment U.A 1,366,406.31
Status Cancelled

Project General Description

The feasibility study and design of the rehabilitation of Mueda – Negomano Road Project or Mtwara Development Corridor is designed by the Government of Mozambique with the support of the African Development Bank. Considering the importance of the project in advancing regional integration within SADC, the IPPF plays a significant part in its realization. This study includes the following components: (i) Undertaking a full feasibility study (covering technical, economic, environmental and social issues) and Detailed Engineering Design (including cost estimate, drawings and preparation of bidding documents) for the civil works for the upgrading of the road linking Mueda to the unity bridge over the Rovuma river in Negomano and activities envisaged under the pre-contract services; and Financial Auditing; (ii) An assessment of trade facilitation activities across the border with Tanzania, with recommendations (soft and hard) for improved operations and efficiency, possible including recommendations for the construction of a One Stop Border Post.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the Project is to undertake consultancy services for feasibility and detailed design in readiness for the civil works rehabilitation of the road - between Mueda and Negomano linking to the recently commissioned bridge over the Rovuma river between Mozambique and Tanzania as well as assessing trade facilitation measures and activities across the border between Mozambique and Tanzania.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the populations of the two countries (Mozambique and Tanzania). The economic benefits expected through the implementation of the project include potential for increased trading activity following the improvement of the road system and border processes in the zone of influence. It is also anticipated that the improved road network shall enable increased prospecting in this mineral rich region and potential for export through the Mtwara Port which is also undergoing upgrading by the Tanzania Ports Authority.

Participating Organization

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility
National Roads Administration (ANE)


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-D00-021
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name CHIRWA Mtchera Johannes

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-10.2667 40.1833 Mtwara
-11.42833 38.49361 Negomano