Multinational - Kazungula Bridge Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 07 Dec 2011
Signature Date 10 Feb 2012
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 51,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Kazungula Bridge Project (KBP) is a multi-national project on the North-South Corridor (NSC) within the SADC region and part of a corridor-long infrastructure improvement programme. The project scope includes a bridge linking Botswana and Zambia over the Zambezi River to replace the existing ferry and juxtaposed one-stop border facilities at Kazungula. The estimated total project cost is UA 162.06 million (approximately USD 259.3 million) funded through a co-financing arrangement with JICA. The Bank covers from the ADF window UA 51.00 million, equivalent to 31.5% of the total project cost. The balance is shared between JICA (57.5%), Governments (9.2%) and EU-ITF Grant (1.8%). The project implementation period is five (5) years.

Project Objectives

The project’s development objective is to improve the efficiency of transit traffic through the Kazungula border to facilitate and increase trade activities and global competiveness of Zambia and Botswana; improve regional connectivity of the North South Corridor; and contribute to economic regional integration within the SADC region. The expected outcomes include: (i) reduced border transit time; (ii) improved procedures on trade facilitation; (iii) improved border management operations, and consequently (iv) increased traffic throughput and (v) reduced time-based transport and trade cost.


The direct beneficiaries are sections of population and businesses engaged in the mining, agricultural and service sectors contributing to 60-80% of the region’s GDP. Expected benefits are increased opportunities for intra and extra regional trade activities, regional economic integration along the corridor and job creation.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Road Development Agency


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-031
Last Update 04 Dec 2020


Contact Details

Name MALINGA Richard

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-9.93055 31.2538 Nseluka
-8.76234 31.114 Mpulungu
-9.195 31.622 Mbala District
-16.75 24.3333 Sesheke District
-17.4759 24.2968 Sesheke
-16.2167 22.05 Lumbo
-17.802 25.867 Livingstone District
-17.8419 25.8543 Livingstone
-17.7936 25.2747 Kazungula
-20 22.5 North West District