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Zambia-Malawi-Mozambique - Nacala Road Corridor Phase II - ESIA Summary

30-Apr-2010

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has been requested by the Government of the Republic of Zambia to finance a portion of the Great East Road (T4) from Luangwa Bridge to Mwami border which is a section of the Nacala Road Corridor (designated by SADC) which stretches from the Port of Nacala in Mozambique through Lilongwe in Malawi to Lusaka in Zambia. Hence it should be noted that this project is referred to as Nacala Road Corridor Phase II following on the first phase which is a road section in Mozambique between Nampula and Cuamba and a section in Malawi (the Lilongwe Bypass) already funded by AfDB and JICA, respectively. The project being considered for funding now by the AfDB and focus of this Summary is the Nyimba to Sinda road section covering a distance of 114.7 km. The ESIA report, however, was prepared to cater for the entire 360 km road in Zambia from Luangwa Bridge through Nyimba, Petauke, Sinda, Katete, Mtenguleni, Chipata to the border with Malawi at Mwami. The majority of the remaining 245.30 km will be funded with assistance from the European Union and European Investment Bank. From Luangwa the road continues for another 232 km to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia.

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