Multinational - Nacala road corridor development project Phase V - Malawi

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Jun 2019
Signature Date 25 Nov 2019
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 26,600,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed project is Phase V of the on-going Multinational Nacala Road Corridor Development Project in Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique. This project will therefore complement the economic benefits of the on-going projects along the Nacala Road Corridor. The target area is the entire Nacala Road Corridor from Lusaka in Zambia through Malawi and Mozambique to the Nacala Port. The project falls within the overall vision of SADC and has been endorsed by SADC member states at the highest level of summit. It is in line with the regional integration and development program of SADC, which is guided by the SADC Regional Infrastructure Development Master Plan and the revised Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (2015–2020). The project involves rehabilitation of Nsipe-Liwonde Road and construction of an OSBP between Malawi and Mozambique at Chiponde/Mandimba border post. The total cost estimate is UA 45.289 million. The project shall be implemented over a period of 5 years starting in July 2019 and ending in June 2024.

Project Objectives

The development objective of the project is to contribute to regional integration and trade facilitation for Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia. Specifically, the project will contribute to the reduction of transportation costs along the Nacala Road Corridor, which is expected to enhance Malawi’s trade competitiveness.


The target population are the people in the three countries that use the Nacala Road Corridor for personal travel and economic reasons, an estimated population of more than 2 million people. Other beneficiaries include import and export firms in Malawi, Zambia, and northern Mozambique, as well as tourists who use the Nacala Road Corridor in the three countries.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-202
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name ISOOBA Daniel Mukunya

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-14.3655 35.5964 Chiponde
-15.06665 35.22543 Liwonde
-14.39296 35.34658 Mangochi District