Multinational - The Nacala Road Corridor Project - Phase I (Loan to Mozambique)

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Jun 2009
Signature Date 23 Oct 2009
Planned Completion Date 06 Jul 2016
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 142,584,761.23
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The development and upgrading of the Nacala Road Corridor falls within the Southern African Development Community's (SADC) priority projects which have been included in the NEPAD-STAP programme. It comprises a total of 1033km of road works and two one-stop border posts one between Mozambique and Malawi and the other between Malawi and Zambia. The project is to be implemented in three Phases. The first one, subject of this support comprises 361km or 35% of road works in Mozambique and Malawi. It will be focuse on the rehabilitation of the Cuamba-Muita road in the north of the country. Phase II comprises 360km or 34.9% of road works in Zambia and Phase III of 312km or 30.1% of road works in Mozambique and Malawi and two one-stop border posts between Mozambique and Malawi and Malawi and Zambia. All this phases include design review, pre-contract services and supervision of the civil works, road safety, HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness, compensation and resettlement and audit.

Project Objectives

The objective is to (i) provide Malawi, Zambia and the interior of Mozambique road transport linkage to the port of Nacala and improve transport services through reduction in transport and delay costs at border crossings (ii) improve sustainability of investments by controlling axle loads (iii) improve accessibility of the communities in the zone of influence to markets and social services and contribute to the reduction of poverty.


The main beneficiaries of the project include transport industry, export/import operators, freight operators, business community, and communities along the corridor. The impacts on the beneficiaries will include reduced travel time, transport cost savings, shorter turnaround time for international cargo freighters, protection of pavement from premature damage, and improved accessibility of communities to social services and markets.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Accelerated Cofinancing Facility for Africa
National Roads Administration (ANE)


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-039
Last Update 22 Sep 2021


Contact Details

Name MABOMBO Joao David

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-15.1165 39.2666 Nampula
-14.8031 36.5372 Cuamba
-14.7329 36.5422 Cuamba
-14.7938 37.4092 Malema
-15.019 38.2125 Ribaue
-15.1307 39.133 Nampula
-14.4932 38.929 Mecuburi
-15.0997 39.2675 Cidade de Nampula