Multinational - Project Preparatory Study for Development of Mpulungu Port

Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Oct 2013
Signature Date 10 Jan 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 May 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 May 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21040
Commitment U.A 1,066,562.75
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed project is a support from the African Development Bank (NEPAD-IPPF Grant) towards the feasibility study and detailed engineering design for Mpulungu port Development project. Rehabilitation of Mpulungu Port is captured in the CSP (2011-2015) for Zambia as priority for intervention. Furthermore, the project will provide a fuel efficient transport mode along the regional corridors, since research shows that waterways transport is the most fuel efficient of all transport modes. It is articulated around four (4) components namely: (i) Feasibility Study and Detailed Engineering Design for Mpulungu Port Development; (ii) Technical Assistance for Procurement and Management of the Study; (iii) Financial Audit; (iv) Administration and Coordination Costs.

Project Objectives

The project will increase the capacity and efficiency of both ports and consequently enhance the transportation through the regional corridors. Also, the project will improve the safety of navigation on the lake and cargo handling activities at the ports.


The project beneficiary is the Government of the Republic of Zambia though its Ministry of Transport and Communication. Enhanced transport on the lake will increase the number of jobs at and around the port (port operation, transaction, transportation etc.).

Participating Organization

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility
Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communication


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DD0-014
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name ISOOBA Daniel Mukunya

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-8.982 30.794 Mpulungu District