Multinational – Malawi/Zambia - Nacala Road Corridor Development Project – Phase IV

Project Summary

Approval Date 28 Feb 2020
Signature Date 01 Dec 2020
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2025
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 8,751,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed operation is an ADF Loan of UA 8.751 million to the Republic of Zambia as supplementary financing to cover the funding gap of the Multinational Nacala Road Corridor Project Phase IV. The project involves rehabilitation of a 75 km road between Liwonde and Mangochi in Malawi along the Nacala Road Corridor as well as establishment of OneStop-Boarder-Posts (OSBPs) between Malawi and Mozambique and between Malawi and Zambia. The main component of the project on the Zambian side is the construction of a One Stop Border Post (OSBP) at Mwami. It has however been noted that there is significant budget shortfall to cover all the activities to construct the OSBP mainly arising from a design review that resulted in a higher cost than was originally anticipated. Further, the Road Development Agency has proposed to the AfDB the need to incorporate the construction of two permanent weighbridges to be located at Mwami and Katete in order to ensure sustainability of the investment on the Great East road. This Supplementary Loan operation aims to cover the above funding shortfall to enable the Project to fully achieve its objectives. As per initial design, the project under supplementary financing will retain the same 4 components, namely: road rehabilitation and safety improvements; transport and trade facilitation; social inclusiveness activities; and support to project management.

Project Objectives

The project is expected to contribute to improving efficiency along the Nacala Road Corridor. At regional level, the objective is to contribute to improving road transportation and trade facilitation along the Nacala Road Corridor from Lusaka in Zambia through Malawi and Mozambique to the Port of Nacala and therefore to enhance competitiveness and socioeconomic integration between the three countries.


Approximate population of people living along the corridor in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique is estimated to be over 2 million people.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Road Development Agency


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-232
Last Update 21 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Daniel Mukunya ISOOBA

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-14.0833 32 Katete District
-13.8167 32.7667 Mwami