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Malawi - Proposed Rehabilitation of the Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay (M5) Road - ARAP Draft Summary


The Government of Malawi (GoM) through the Roads Authority (RA) plans to rehabilitate and widen the existing 46 km long Mzuzu- Nkhata Bay road. The road is classified as M5 and has a gazette road reserve of 60 m. Currently, the road has a narrow carriageway that is in poor condition rendering the road a safety hazard. The project intends to widen the carriageway from an average 4.2m width to 6.7 m with 1.5 m sealed shoulders on each side. The rehabilitation of the road will be done within the road reserve area and there will not be any major horizontal realignment. The African Development Fund (ADF) loan shall be used to finance the rehabilitation of the Mzuzu-Nkhatabay road. The loan amount shall be in the sum of UA21.89 million. The Bank will finance 100% for all project components. The RA in collaboration with the Mzuzu and Nkata Bay district Councils and in collaboration with all stakeholders undertook a census of the people and structures that would be affected by the implementation of the project. A stakeholder analysis identified the key stakeholder who needed to be consulted. The Cut-off date was 15th June 2012 when public consultations were made along the project road.

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