Project Preparatory Study for Development of Mpulungu Port
- Reference: P-Z1-DD0-014
- Approval date: 14/10/2013
- Start date: 23/02/2015
- Appraisal Date: 20/05/2013
- Status: OngoingOnGo
- Implementing Agency: MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, WORKS, SUPPLY AND COMMUNICATION
A.F/S and D/D for Mpulungu Port Development: This component comprises 1) analysis and assessment of the port, 2) bathymetric surveys and engineering investigations, 3) demand forecast, 4) identification and preliminary design of project options, 5) economic analysis, 6) financial analysis, 7) preliminary assessment to indicate the environmental and social implications of the project options, 8) selection of an optimum project option, 9) detailed engineering design including preparation of bidding documents for the selected project, 10) full-scale environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) in line with Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA), 11) institutional capacity assessment and capacity development for maritime-related officers (such as training in port management, logistics, project management etc. )
B.Technical Assistance for Procurement and Management of the Study: This component is to assist the Executing Agency in procurement, supervision, monitoring and reviewing the consultancy services for the study component A. For this technical assistance, one individual consultants will be mobilized for GOZ.
C.Financial Audit: Project financial statements shall be prepared separately for the respective studies in GoZ and audited. The audit shall be conducted by independent external auditors in accordance with Bank approved auditor Terms of Reference.
D.Administration and Coordination Costs: Travel costs required for administration, coordination and supervision of the study by GOZ officials.
Lake Tanganyika, which is 673km long and 50 km wide is the least exploited in terms of its economic potential of the Great African Lakes in East and South Africa. As a result of its geographic location, within the Eastern and Southern Africa, it provides a strategic link connecting the North-South corridor anchored at Durban and the Central and Northern Corridors, anchored respectively at Dar es Salem and Mombasa ports. 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, thus, development of the Lake Tanganyika Transport Corridor will promote the Green Growth in line with AfDB Strategy for 2013-2022. Rehabilitation of Mpulungu Port is captured in the CSP (2011 -2015) for Zambia as priority for intervention.
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. Enhanced transport on the lake will increase the number of jobs at and around the port (port operation, transaction, transportation etc.). Finally, the project will provide a fuel efficient transport mode along the regional corridors.
MALINGA Richard - OITC2