|Approval Date||07 Dec 2011|
|Signature Date||10 Feb 2012|
|Planned Completion Date||01 Jul 2024|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Dec 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
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.
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.
Road Development Agency
African Development Fund
Government of Multinational
|Last Update||22 Mar 2023|
|-8.982 30.794||Mpulungu District|
|-16.75 24.3333||Sesheke District|
|-20 22.5||North West District|