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

Project Summary

Approval Date 30 Nov 2011
Signature Date 12 Mar 2012
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Commitment U.A 91,762,580.59
Status Completion

Project General Description

This project concerns the Lomé-Ouagadougou CU9 Road Corridor which forms part of the priority highways of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) community road network. The nearly 975 km-long corridor comprises road sections with different levels of service. The project consists in rehabilitating 303 km of road in very bad or bad condition, with 150 km in Togo and 153 km in Burkina Faso, and in improving transport facilitation along the corridor. The project will be implemented in five (5) years, and its total cost is estimated at UA 250.47 million (exclusive of tax and customs duties), including provision for physical contingencies and price escalation. The Bank Group (ADF and FSF) will contribute UA 175.66 million. The other donors are EBID, WADB, IsDB, KFW, UNFPA, EU/Africa Trust Fund, private operators, WAEMU and the two Governments.

Project Objectives

The project's development objectives 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 in general. The proposed Phase III includes: (i) Rehabilitating 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. The expected outcomes are increased transit traffic and trade, reduced general transportation costs, improved road safety, and the creation of jobs for youths and women.


The PIA population covered by the project is respectively estimated at 1 993 036 inhabitants, of which 1 006 402 women in Togo, and 1 223 956 inhabitants, of which 649 122 women in Burkina Faso. Most beneficiaries are women (51%), and especially youths aged less than 30 years-old (about 70% of the population) who are hard-hit by unemployment and underemployment. However considering the regional nature of the project, the extended impact area covers Togo and a large part of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Kenya National Highway Authority


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-095
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name MAMMO Zerfu Tessema

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-1.28333 36.83333 Nairobi
5.63418 38.23603 Hagere Maryam
-4.05466 39.66359 Mombasa
9.02497 38.74689 Addis Ababa