Multinational - The Mombasa-Nairobi-Addis Ababa Road Corridor Project - Phase II (Loan to Kenya)


Project Summary

Approval Date 01 Jul 2009
Signature Date 11 Dec 2009
Planned Completion Date 30 Nov 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Nov 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 112,123,139.13
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Mombasa-Nairobi-Addis Ababa Road Corridor Project aims at promoting trade and regional integration between Ethiopia and Kenya by improving transport communications between the two countries. The project involves the construction to bitumen standard of 438 km road sections including 245 km Merille River-Marsabit-Turbi road section in Kenya and 193 km Ageremariam-Yabelo-Mega road section in Ethiopia. The total cost of the project is UA 328.76 million. The project is co-financed by the Bank Group (64%), the European Union (23%) and the Governments of Ethiopia and Kenya (13%).

Project Objectives

The expected outcomes of the project include reduced transport and shipping costs between Kenya and Ethiopia; reduced transit time for import and export goods; and increased volume of Ethiopian transit goods using the port of Mombasa. The development of the corridor will expand market sizes beyond national boundaries and foster a conducive and enabling environment for the private sector and for attracting foreign direct investments. In addition to enhancing trade and strengthening regional integration, the project will contribute to poverty reduction in both countries by increasing access to markets and social services for the surrounding areas, and communities, and by empowering women and other disadvantaged groups through adequate roadside socio-economic infrastructure and services.

Beneficiaries

In the general sense, the project road corridor by linking Kenya and Ethiopia, would affect the whole of east and horn of Africa regions. As such, in terms of trade and regional integration, the project area extends beyond Kenya and Ethiopia to include Uganda, Tanzania, Eritrea, and Djibouti. However, the corridor being developed in phases, the project area of influence for the first and second phases lies mostly in the Northeast arid and semi arid region (ASAL) of Kenya and the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Other long-term project beneficiaries include freight shippers, exporters and importers, transport operators, the business community and the wider population of Ethiopia and Kenya.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Extending
Government
Implementing
Kenya National Highway Authority

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-027
Last Update 26 Jan 2023

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Contact Details

Name MAMMO Zerfu Tessema
Email z.tessema@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
9.02047 38.7446 Addis Ababa zone 1
8.99496 38.7484 Addis Ababa zone 2
8.9797 38.7706 Addis Ababa zone 3
8.89338 38.7816 Addis Ababa zone 6
4.94952 38.2092 Borena
8.21353 38.8481 East Shewa Zone
-0.52 37.45 Embu
6.12727 38.2772 Gedeo
0.98333 38.53333 Isiolo
-4.13333 39.2 Kwale