Multinational - The Nacala Road Corridor Project - Phase II (Loan to the Republic of Zambia)


Project Summary

Approval Date 27 Sep 2010
Signature Date 20 Jan 2011
Planned Completion Date 30 Nov 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 01 Dec 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 53,778,430.35
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Nacala Road Corridor Project (NRCP) aims at supporting economic growth in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and foster regional integration through reliable, efficient and seamless transport infrastructure that increases subregional trade and the global competitiveness of the region. NRCP, which covers about 1,033 km of roads in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique and two one-stop border posts, is being implemented in three Phases. In June 2009, AfDB approved Phase I, comprising 348 km in Mozambique and 13 km in Malawi. Phase II covers 360 km of road works in Zambia from Luangwa to Mwami. The Project covers a subset of rehabilitation to Asphalt Concrete standard of 114.7 km of NRCP, Phase II. The Project will also contribute to poverty reduction in Zambia by improving accessibility of communities to markets and social services. The Project includes design measures and awareness campaigns that will result in improved road safety. The total cost of the Project is UA 69.471 million.

Project Objectives

The road sector goal is to support economic growth in SADC and foster integration through reliable, efficient and seamless transport infrastructure that increases the global competitiveness of the region. The objective of the Project is to provide Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique with improved road transport infrastructure to Nacala Port and improve accessibility of the communities in the Project’s zone of influence to markets and social services.

Beneficiaries

It is estimated that 1.3 million people in the Zone of Influence will benefit from the Project. NRCP, Phase II of which the Project is a sub-component, will most directly influence the area between Luangwa and Mwami in the Eastern Province of Zambia. The Project road will strengthen the link between Eastern Province and the administrative and economic centers in Lusaka. Other long-term project beneficiaries include freight shippers, exporters and importers, transport operators, the business community and the wider population in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique and within SADC.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Extending
Government
Implementing
Road Development Agency

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-063
Last Update 26 Jan 2023

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Contact Details

Name MALINGA Richard
Email r.malinga@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-13.5 32.1667 Chipata District
-14.0833 32 Katete District
-14.0196 33.6841 Lilongwe District
-14.3463 30.597 Nyimba District
-14.1264 31.405 Petauke District
-15 39 Provincia de Nampula
-14.8031 36.5372 Cuamba
-14.9486 37.4144 Malema
-13.8167 32.7667 Mwami
-15.1165 39.2666 Nampula