Multinational - ESI Studies - Project for the Rehabilitation of Machipanda

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Sep 2020
Signature Date 04 Jun 2021
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21030
Environmental Category 4-A
Commitment U.A 462,071.89
Status Implementation

Project General Description

This intervention concerns the Environmental and Social Impact studies for the proposed Machipanda railway rehabilitation project. The Mozambique’s Port and Railway state owned enterprise -Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique EP (CFM) is seeking for a corporate loan for the rehabilitation of the Machipanda railway line. The project aims to review of existing environmental and social documentation on the line and identify and assess all adverse environmental and social impacts of the project and recommend measures for mitigation. The Project is well aligned with the Bank’s policies and strategies. It will contribute to the development of key infrastructure in Mozambique which also serves landlocked countries in the region such as Zimbabwe by removing the bottlenecks of logistics through moving goods and general freight from landlocked countries to exit ports. Through the proposed intervention, the Bank address the rehabilitation of key infrastructure in the country after the damages caused by cyclone Idai.

Project Objectives

The project’s objective is to undertake environmental studies to ensure completeness of prerequisite studies for development of the project and provide comfort to financiers including the AfDB to proceed with the Corporate Loan transaction to provide capital for the planned investment.


The project will ultimately benefit the people of Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Participating Organization

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility
Mozambique Ports and Railways or Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique EP (CFM)


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DC0-039
Last Update 03 Oct 2022


Contact Details

Name CHIRWA Mtchera Johannes

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-18.98604 32.73553 Machipanda
-17.82772 31.05337 Harare