Multinational - Tanzania/Kenya:Arusha-Namanga-Athiriver Road Study


Project Summary

Approval Date 26 Jun 2002
Signature Date 13 Aug 2002
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2008
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2008
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Commitment U.A 715,520.84
Status Completion

Project General Description

This study which will lead to the rehabilitation of the Arusha-Namanga-Athi River Trunk Road. vThe road traverses Tanzania, from Arusha to Namanga (105 km), and Kenya, from Athi River to Namanga (137 km) and forms part of the corridor No. 5 of the East African Community Regional Road Network Project which spans from Tunduma in southern Tanzania to Moyale in northern Kenya, and links Dodoma in Tanzania with Nairobi in Kenya. The implementation of the project is part of the strategy of the EAC to deepen economic cooperation and foster regional integration among member states of the community. The road is important for tourism and promotion of agricultural production by small farmers in the road corridor area thereby enhancing their incomes. In addition, the road will promote agricultural production by small farmers in the road corridor area thereby enhancing their incomes. The project road will deepen economic integration between Kenya and Tanzania by helping to eliminate physical barriers to cross-border trade and production factor flows. The study will facilitate the implementation of the road, which will deepen economic integration between Kenya and Tanzania by helping to eliminate physical barriers to cross-border trade and production factor flows. It comprises: Phase 1: (i) Updating of the Feasibility Study and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) along the Arusha to Namanga section (105 km); (ii) Feasibility Study and ESIA and preliminary design along the Namanga-Athi River Road section (137 km); and Phase 2: Detailed engineering design and preparation of tender documents for the viable options for the Arusha-Namanga-Athi River Road adopted by the clients.

Project Objectives

The goal of the Study is to improve the essential transport infrastructure with a view to supporting regional integration and economic development. The objective of the Study is to determine the technical feasibility and economic viability of improving the existing road between Arusha and Athi River through Namanga to higher standard and to prepare detailed engineering designs and tender documents for the most viable option.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Extending
Government
Implementing
East African Community (EAC)

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IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-007
Last Update 28 Jan 2022

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