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Malawi - Multinational Nacala road corridor development project Phase V - Appraisal Report


The Multinational Nacala Road Corridor Development Project Phase V will involve: (i) Rehabilitation of a 55km road between Nsipe and Liwonde in Malawi; and (ii) construction of a one-stop border post (OSBP) between Malawi and Mozambique at Chiponde. The total project cost estimate is UA45.289million. The African Development Bank ( AfDB, or the Bank)will contribute UA 26.6million (59%), the European Union (EU)UA 15.121 million (33%), and the Government of Malawi (GoM)UA3.658million (8%). The project shall be implemented over a period of 5 years starting in July 2019 and ending in June 2024.The development objective of the project is to contribute to regional integration and trade facilitation for Malawi, northern Mozambique, and Zambia.The Nacala Road Corridor is the shortest route to the seaport for Malawi, northern Mozambique and Zambia. The catchment area of the Nacala Road Corridor extends from Lusaka in Zambia, through Malawi, and northern Mozambique to Nacala Port. The beneficiaries include an estimated population of over 2 million people who use the Nacala Road Corridor for personal travel and economic activities. Other beneficiaries include import and export firms in Malawi, Zambia, and northern Mozambique;as well as tourists who use the corridor to reach desired sites in the three countries. In addition to the above, the Nacala Road Corridor will be an important alternative route to the seaport for Malawi and Zambia while the transport infrastructure along the Beira Corridor that was damaged during Cyclone Idai is being repaired. The total amount committed by the Bank and other development partners (DPs) so far on the overall Multinational Nacala Road Corridor Development Project in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia is UA413.041million (approximately USD576.26million).

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