Multinational - Mombasa-Nairobi-Addis Ababa Road Corridor Project - Phase III

Project Summary

Approval Date 30 Nov 2011
Signature Date 03 Feb 2012
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 99,324,411.66
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Mombasa-Nairobi-Addis Ababa Road Corridor Project - Phase III is part of the TransAfrica Highway network designed to promote trade, regional integration and alleviate poverty through highway infrastructure development and the management of road-based trade corridors. This project, which is third and final phase, involves the construction to bitumen standard of 320 km road sections including the 122 km Turbi-Moyale road section, in Kenya and the 198 km Hawassa-Ageremariam road section, in Ethiopia. It also includes trade and transport facilitation and capacity building consultancy services. The project's total cost is UA 241.59 million. It is co-financed by the Bank Group (93.1%), the Government of Ethiopia (3.5%) and the Government of Kenya (3.4%). The overall project implementation time is five years (2012–2017).

Project Objectives

The development objectives of the project are to promote trade and regional integration and contribute to the countries’ social and economic development and poverty reduction efforts by providing a more efficient and effective transport system. The project's objective is to improve transport communications between Kenya and Ethiopia for the benefit of both countries and the region. The proposed Phase III includes: (i) Rehabilitation of Hawassa-Ageremariam (198 km) section, in Ethiopia; (ii) Upgrading of Turbi-Moyale (122 km), in Kenya; (iii) Technical assistance on trade and transport facilitation, road asset management and monitoring of contractors’ and consultants’ performance; and (iv) design of transport projects.


Project beneficiaries will be corridor residents who have greater economic opportunities and access to social services and goods. Regional beneficiaries are producers, manufacturers and traders who will have a trade corridor to move inputs, final products and imports at reduced time and cost.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ethiopian Roads Authority


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-070
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name WA-KYENDO Mumina Augustus

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
3.3 38.3766 Turbi
3.56392 38.6432 Sololo
3.5216 39.0547 Moyale
7.06205 38.4763 Hawassa
5.63418 38.236 Hagere Maryam
6.718 38.448 Sidama zone
3.093 38.844 Moyale District
3 37.5 Marsabit District
5.588 39.067 Guji zone
6.12727 38.2772 Gedeo zone