Mombasa-Nairobi-Addis Ababa Corridor II-Kenya
- Reference: P-Z1-DB0-027
- Approval date: 01/07/2009
- Start date: 06/04/2011
- Appraisal Date: 15/03/2009
- Status: OngoingOnGo
- Implementing Agency: KENYA NATIONAL HIGHWAY AUTHORITY
- Location: ETHIOPIA & KENYA
The project components are briefly discussed below:
A.Road Construction Civil Works:This component involves the construction to bitumen standard with 7-m carriageway and 1.5-m shoulders of the road section between Ageremariam and Moyale (301 km). The civil works will be subdivided in three (3) separate contracts;
B.Consulting Services for Construction Supervision, Detail Design of Ageremariam-Awasa & Audit: Engineering consulting firms will provide construction supervision services for the civil works described above. The supervision services will also be divided in three (3) lots corresponding to the civil works contracts; engineering services will also be required for detail design of the rehabilitation of Ageremariam-Awasa section of the road. Technical and Financial Audit will be a separate consultancy component.
C.Trade & Transport Facilitation Program: Civil Works for One-Stop Border Post, Roadside Facilities, Transit Regime, Corridor Management and Capacity building for freight forwarders, and other third party logistics operators to facilitate trade and transport along the corridor and generally improve professionalism in the sector.
D.Road Construction Civil Works:This component involves the construction to bitumen standard of the road section between Merille River and Moyale (366.4 km). The civil works will be subdivided in three (3) separate contracts: (Lot 1) Merille River-Marsabit (122 km); (Lot 2) Marsabit-Turbi (123 km); and (Lot 3) Turbi-Moyale (123.4 km).
E.Consulting Services for Construction Supervision & Audit: Engineering consulting firms will provide construction supervision services for the civil works described above. The supervision services will also be divided in three (3) lots corresponding to the civil works contracts. Project Technical and Financial Audit will be a separate component.
F.Trade & Transport Facilitation Infrastructure: Civil Works for One-Stop Border Post, Corridor telecommunication and security infrastructure facilities to improve security and facilitate trade and transport along the corridor.
The objective of the project is to improve road transport infrastructure and services and to facilitate trade and regional integration between Ethiopia and Kenya
The road is considered as a priority under the East African Community (EAC), the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), as well as the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD). The road links Kenya and East Africa to Ethiopia and Eritrea. The improvement of this road will enhance trade in the Eastern Africa region. The Project is supported by Kenya, Ethiopia, the two regional bodies, IGAD and EAC. The project is also part of the NEPAD short term action plan.
The upgrading will contribute to the regional integration process which is a core component in the programmes of EAC, COMESA and IGAD.
The project road, once completed, will also address the following problems: -
Promote regional economic integration by enhancing the development of regional trade between Ethiopia, Kenya and the COMESA countries.
Reduce transport costs, and significantly improve the offer of tran sport services between Ethiopia, Kenya and other counties in the sub-region;
Integrate the Kenya ASAL region with the rest of the country, in the administrative, economic and social context;
Improve accessibilty and mobility to markets and other socio-economic infrastructure for the population in north-eastern region of Kenya.
Improve national security. ..
MAMMO Zerfu Tessema - OITC2