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Eswatini - Development of the Manzini Golf Course Interchange - Project Appraisal Report
The project location at the Manzini Golf intersection represents a node along the country’s only eastwest corridor serving both urban and regional transit traffic. At peak hours, traffic exceeds 20,000 vehicles per day leading to congestion. The project will involve the upgrading of the junction to a grade separated interchange at an estimated cost of USD 37.53 million (UA26.244 million) to be implemented over 38 months (2018-2022). Project funding comprises a Loan from ADB USD 30.02 million (UA 21.15 million) and Counterpart Funding from Kingdom of Eswatini USD 7.51 million (UA 5.29 million). The project components include: (i) infrastructure investments and technical support; (ii) Project Management; and (iii) Cross cutting measures. The general population in the cities of Manzini and Matsapha will directly benefit from efficient and safe transport that will enable urban dwellers access social economic services and job opportunities. The intersection will enable easy and efficient access by taxis, cars, and other public transport in the urban environment as well as facilitate freight traffic to commercial and industrial sites. At the national level, the intersection provides easy access to the new international airport serving the entire population. From regional dimension, the improved intersection will benefit transit traffic between Mozambique and South Africa.