Multinational - Feasibility Studies and Detailed Design for Strengthening, Widening and Upgrading of the Multinational Luberizi-Kamanyola-Bukavu Road, 89km

Project Summary

Approval Date 29 Dec 2020
Signature Date 19 May 2021
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 1,108,903.76
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed operation is a NEPAD-IPPF Grant of USD 1,602,000 to the Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency (CCTTFA) Secretariat to support the procurement Consultancy Services for preparation of the multinational Luberizi – Kamnyola - Bukavu road section, linking the DRC to Burundi and Tanzania along the Central Corridor. The Uvira-Bukavu road is part of the PIDA Programme, as it links the route Dar-es-Salaam Port – Kigoma (Rail) - Kalundu Port (Lake Tanganyika) – Uvira with Bukavu part of the Central Corridor, by road. The Uvira-Bukavu road project is divided into two lots; the first lot “Kalundu Port Uvira - Luberizi section, (50km) secured financing for its feasibility studies which are close to completion. The second lot “LuberiziKamanyola-Bukavu Road (89 km)” is the subject of this operation, seeking financing for its feasibility studies. Its implementation will open up the town of Bukavu (tourist town) and its hinterland to the sub-region for regional and international trade. Additionally, it will reduce poverty by enhancing trade and transportation of goods, services, ensure increased socio-economic exchanges between the DRC, and its neighboring countries of Rwanda and Burundi, increasing the flow of traffic on the NR 5 between Bukavu and Uvira, and reducing the cost of transportation of goods, facilitating access to basic social services. The estimated overall duration of the studies is 24 months from Grant Approval.

Project Objectives

The objective of the Studies is to determine the technical feasibility and economic viability of improving the existing Luberezi – Kamanyola to Bukavu road section and to prepare detailed engineering designs and tender documents for investment financing. Specifically, the project seeks to increase the flow of traffic on the NR 5 between Bukavu and Uvira and transit goods from the Ports of Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, reduce the cost of transport for goods and facilitate access to basic social services, improve regional, national and local access to social and economic development opportunities along the route, boost regional trade between neighbouring countries of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, ultimately contributing to economic development and reduction of poverty.


The project is part of the Central Corridor which is the route that transport cargo from the port of Dar-es-Salaam to landlocked countries of Burundi, DRC, Rwanda and Uganda. The road section concerned is relatively short, (89km) but will result in significant regional and local benefits for the countries concerned and the local population respectively, as it will close a missing section vital for having an improved road network along this important regional transport corridor.

Participating Organization

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-243
Last Update 03 Oct 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-2.50833 28.8608 Bukavu
-2.99031 29.09434 Luberizi
-2.77788 29.00132 Kamanyola