|Approval Date||18 Sep 2013|
|Signature Date||03 Feb 2014|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Nov 2018|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Nov 2018|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
This project is about preparatory studies for the North South Corridor (NSC) which is part of a priority program of the Tripartite Free Trade Area, a joint initiative of 3 Regional Economic Communities (RECs): Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), East African Community (EAC) and Southern African Development Community (SADC). Also, the NSC is one of the programmes contained in the priority regional and continental Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA PAP) planned for implementation up to 2020. The program is an important step towards the formation of a Free Trade Area across the three RECs of COMESA, EAC and SADC. The program seeks to improve transport infrastructure along the corridor which links 8 countries in southern and eastern Africa with the objective of enhancing regional integration, trade, movement of goods and persons. Several development partners, including the Bank, have pledged resources for the NSC program, including a number of projects that will be prepared as part of this support.
The program aims to achieve corridor-wide efficiencies and lower the costs of transport for traders and transporters.
The project's main beneficiaries are the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), East African Community (EAC) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states.
NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
|Other IATI identifier||CA-3-A033542001|
|Last Update||18 Oct 2020|
|Name||CHIRWA Mtchera Johannes|