|Approval Date||01 Jul 2009|
|Signature Date||15 Jan 2010|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Aug 2018|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Aug 2018|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
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%).
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.
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.
African Development Fund
Ethiopian Roads Authority
|Last Update||26 Jan 2023|
|Name||WA-KYENDO Mumina Augustus|
|5.63333 38.2333||Agere Maryam|