Thaba Tseka - Mpiti Sehlabathebe Road


Overview

  • Reference: P-LS-D00-006
  • Appraisal Date: 15/02/1995
  • Board Presentation: 15/06/1995
  • Status: PipelinePIPE
  • Implementing Agency: --
  • Location:

Description

The project involves upgrading the existing gravel road between Thaba Tseka and Qacha's Nek to bitumen standards. The total length is approximately 150 km, currently split into four sections:

Section I - Thaba Tseka to Sehonghong.

Section II - Sehonghong to Matebeng

Section III - Matebeng to Ha Mojaki

Section IV - Ha Mojaki to Qacha's Nek


Objectives

The objective of the project is to improve access to the remote mountain area to the east of the country.


Rationale

The proposed project is in line with the Governments transport sector policy of providing better access to regional headquarters and thus integrating the rural communities into the social-economic development of the country, as well as stimulating agricultural production in the project's sphere of influence.


Benefits

The key benefits to be derived from the project are reduction in vehicle operating costs. Other benefits include enhanced agricultural production within the project area, travel time savings and employment which will be generated during the implementation of the project.


Key contacts

GEBREMEDHIN Dawit - OITC2


Estimated Cost

Amount
UAC 60,000,000