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

Project Summary

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
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 84,995,198.23
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.


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

African Development Fund
Ethiopian Roads Authority


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-032
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name WA-KYENDO Mumina Augustus

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
4.94952 38.2092 Borena
2.96667 37.6 Marsabit
5.63333 38.2333 Agere Maryam
4.05 38.3 Mega
1.43448 37.7537 Merille
3.5167 39.0584 Moyale
3.56917 39.0833 Moyale
3.3 38.3766 Turbi
4.88333 38.0833 Yabelo