MULTINATIONAL (Democratic Republic of Congo / Angola) - The Democratic Republic of Congo - Angola Trans-National Economic Corridor Construction Project – Phase 1


Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Nov 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2025
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Commitment U.A 125,000,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The Trans-National Economic Corridor Construction Project – Phase 1 is designed to stimulate integration and sub-regional cooperation in Central Africa. It contributes to the improvement of the inter-state road transport system and the promotion of intraregional trade in Central and Southern Africa. This will involve improving the level of service of the road transport logistics chain on the Mbuji-Mayi-Kananga-Kalambambuji (DRC)-Chikolondo-Dundo (Angola) road, as well as the living conditions of the inhabitants of the area. The expected outcomes of the project are: (i) improved connectivity; (ii) trade facilitation; and (iii) improved social conditions, social cohesion and life skills. The benefits of the project include: (i) reduced travel time and vehicle maintenance costs; (ii) improved economic potential in the project area; (iii) improved road safety; and (iv) job creation during construction. Building community resilience through regional infrastructure should alleviate long-term pressures and unleash a positive and more inclusive development momentum. The project has three main components, namely: (i) Road and related infrastructure works; (ii) Capacity-building and institutional support for transport and trade facilitation; and (iii) Project management and monitoring.

Project Objectives

The development objective of the project is to contribute to the improvement of the interstate road transport system and the promotion of intra-regional trade in Central and Southern Africa. This will involve improving the level of service of the road transport logistics chain on the Mbuji-Mayi-Kananga-Kalambambuji (DRC)-Chikolondo-Dundo (Angola) road, as well as the living conditions of the inhabitants of the area. Specifically, the project aims to asphalt the Mbuji-Mayi-Kananga-Kalambambuji (DRC) - Shikolondo - Dundo (Angola) road, and to strengthen road transport sector governance in order to achieve regional integration and facilitate trade between the two countries.

Beneficiaries

The main beneficiaries of the project are the populations of the provinces of the Kasai area (Kasai Oriental, Kasai Central, Kasai, Lomami, Sankuru) and the Angolan province of Lunda Norte.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-255
Last Update 26 Jan 2023

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Contact Details

Name MAKWELA Johnny Gingama
Email j.makwelagingama@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-5.35 21.41667 Kasai
-6.13603 23.58979 Mbuji-Mayi
-6.18333 23.51667 Province du Kasaï-Oriental
-2.67626 24.3337 Sankuru Nature Reserve
-6.21667 24.66667 Lomami
-8.63543 19.64852 Lunda Norte Province
-5.89624 22.41659 Kananga