Multinational - Feasibility studies for the construction of a bridge over the Oubangui River, the development of missing links in the Bangui-Kisangani-Kampala and Kisangani-Bujumbura road corridors, and Transport, Trade and Transit Facilitation

Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Dec 2018
Signature Date 23 Jul 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21012
Commitment U.A 1,536,877.37
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed intervention concerns the financing of preparatory activities for the construction of a bridge over the Oubangui River between Bangui (CAR) and Zongo (DRC) and the development of its access roads. The project area represents the physical location of the future bridge to be built between Bangui and Zongo, as well as the planned Bangui-Zongo-Kisangani-Kampala and Kisangani-Kavimvira-Bujumbura road corridors. The planned link is one of the key links in the Trans-African Highway TAHN°8: Lagos-Mombasa. The preparatory activities envisaged under this project will be carried out in two phases as follows: (A) Phase I - Preliminary Design (PD) and Detailed Design (PD) for the construction of the bridge over the Ubangi River, including its connection to the existing road networks. - Preparation of the tender documents for the selection of (i) firms to carry out the bridge construction work, and (ii) consulting firms to supervise the said work. - Proposals for (i) an Institutional Architecture for the monitoring and coordination of the planned works, and (ii) a legal mechanism for the management of the future Bridge. - Feasibility study (APS) of the development of the missing links of the Bangui-Zongo-Kisangani-Bujumbura and Kisangani-Kampala road corridors. (B) Phase II: - Study of the facilitation of transport, trade and transit on the Bangui-Kisangani-Bujumbura and Kisangani-Kampala corridors, including the construction of single border control posts (PCUFs) at the CAR/DRC and DRC/Burundi and DRC/Uganda borders. - Proposal of a road safety and road asset protection program on the Bangui-Zongo-Kisangani-Bujumbura and Kisangani-Kampala corridors. These studies, once completed, should enhance the maturity of the proposed bridge construction project and make the proposed facilities attractive to both public and private sector financing. The estimated overall duration of the proposed studies is twelve (12) months from the date of mobilization of the Consultants. The total cost amounts to three million one hundred and seventy-five US dollars (3000175 USD).

Project Objectives

The objectives of the planned studies are threefold: (i) to determine the technical and economic feasibility of constructing a crossing structure over the Ubangi River and the development of the missing links in the Bangui-Kisangani-Bujumbura and Kisangani-Kampala road corridors, including the Single Border Control Posts (SBCPs) at the borders of the project's sponsor countries (ii) design and dimension in detail the Oubangui River crossing and the PCUFs, and (iii) make legal, technical and financial recommendations for the management and operation of the future bridge, the PCUFs and the planned corridors.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the Governments of the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Republic of Burundi and the Republic of Uganda. The purpose of these studies is to provide ECCAS, EAC and the member countries of the project with reliable data enabling them to choose the best technical, economic, financial, institutional, environmental and social option for the construction and management of the projected works.

Participating Organization

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DZ0-019
Last Update 02 Dec 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-3.3822 29.3644 Bujumbura
4.41667 21 Oubangui
0.51528 25.19099 Kisangani
0.31628 32.5822 Kampala
4.36122 18.55496 Bangui