Mombasa - Nair - Addis Ababa - Corridor II - Ethiopia
- Reference: P-Z1-DB0-032
- Approval date: 01/07/2009
- Start date: 06/04/2011
- Appraisal Date: 05/03/2009
- Status: OngoingOnGo
- Implementing Agency: ETHIOPIAN ROADS AUTHORITY
- Location: ETHIOPIA
A. Upgrading of Merille River to Moyale road section (390 Km) to bitumen--This component consist of upgrading to bitumen the Merille River to Moyale road section of the Isiolo-Moyale road in Kenya. The detailed design of this section of the road is being carried out with grant funding from the Bank and is expected to be completed by June 2007. The cross-sectional characteristics are a 7.0-m standard carriageway with 2.0 m wide shoulders on either side. The pavement structure comprises a 50-mm Asphalt Concrete surface, a cement stabilized base, and a lime improved gravel subbase.
B. Rehabilitation of Ageremariam to Moyale road section (320 Km) --This component consist of rehabilitation to Asphalt concrete the Ageremariam to Moyale road section in Ethiopia. The detailed design of this section of the road is being carried out with grant funding from the Bank and is expected to be completed by June 2007. The cross-sectional characteristics are a 7.0-m standard carriageway with 2.0 m wide shoulders on either side. The pavement structure comprises a 50-mm Asphalt Concrete surface, a cement stabilized base, and a lime improved gravel subbase.
C. Construction of an Inland Container Terminal in Ethiopia for Transit Goods to/from the port of Mombasa.
D. Construction of Border Control Facilities.
E. Consulting services for construction supervision of the civil works, and project audit.
The overall objectives of the project are to:-
Improve land transport communications between Kenya and Ethiopia and therefore contribute to regional integration.
Contribute to the improved performance of the economic sectors and the delivery of social services in Kenya and Ethiopia by improving the transport network.
Open up Kenya's North Eastern Province (Arid and Semi-arid region), and integrate it with the rest of Kenya.
The road is considered a regional priority by 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, Djibouti, and Eritrea. The improvement of this road will enhance trade in the Eastern Africa region. The Project is supported by Kenya, Ethiopia, and 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, IGAD, and NEPAD.
The project road, once completed, will provide the following benefits:
Promote the development of regional trade between Ethiopia, Kenya and the COMESA countries.
Reduce transport costs, and significantly improve the offer of transport 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 accessibility and mobility to markets and other socio-economic infrastructure for the population in north-eastern region of Kenya.
Improve national security.
WA-KYENDO Mumina Augustus - OITC2