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

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Jun 2009
Signature Date 21 Oct 2009
Planned Completion Date 31 Oct 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Oct 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 8,925,658.33
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Nacala Road Corridor 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. Due to the size of the project it is to be implemented in three Phases: Phase I the subject comprises 361km or 35% of road works in Mozambique and Malawi. 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. The financing requirements for Phase I amounts to UA195.94 million comprising UA180.03 million to finance the components in Mozambique and UA15.91 million to finance the components in Malawi.


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. During construction, beneficiaries will participate through provision of labour, goods and services for road and related works. During operation, the beneficiaries will be charged with responsibility for care of road assets and abiding by axle-load controls.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-067
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name MAKASA Davies Bwalya

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-14.0196 33.6841 Lilongwe District
-14.9458 35.5737 Machinga District
-14.39296 35.34658 Mangochi District
-15.06665 35.22543 Liwonde
-14.0667 33.4 Nsipo
-14.47815 35.26448 Mangochi
-13.9669 33.7872 Lilongwe