Name: MULTINATIONAL NACALA ROAD CORRIDOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT PHASE V - MALAWI
Approval date: 19-Jun-2019
Task Manager: MAKASA Davies Bwalya, RDGS1
Total cost: 46702857.14 Currency: UAC
Source(s) of financing ADF: 26600000 Cofinanced: 15388571.43 Government: 4714285.71
Implementing Agency: --
Location: MALAWI / ZAMBIA/ MOZAMBIQUE
The project development objectives are two-fold: (i) at regional level, the objective shall contribute to improving road transportation and trade facilitation along the Nacala Transport Corridor; and (ii) at national level, the project shall contribute to reduction of transportation costs along the Lilongwe-Blantyre and Liwonde-Mangochi road corridors respectively which in turn is expected to support stimulation of local economic activities in agriculture, agro-forestry, fisheries and tourism.
The proposed project, will involve (i) rehabilitation of a 55 km road between Nsipe and Liwonde along the Nacala Road Transport Corridor and (ii) feasibility study of the Salima- Nkhotakhota-Dwangwa Road on the north-south corridor.
The project shall be Phase V of the Multinational Nacala Road Corridor Project which the Bank and other development partners are supporting in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. The progress on various phases are indicated in Table 1 below. The Nacala Road Corridor stretches from Lusaka in Zambia and transverses through Malawi to the port of Nacala in Mozambique.
The proposed project will contribute to improved movement of goods and services along the Nacala Transport Corridor. The project beneficiaries include an estimated population of over 4 million people along the Nacala Transport Corridor. At national level, the Nsipe-Liwonde-Mangochi road traverses the Balaka and Mangochi districts whose population is about 1.3 million people. The proposed 55km road rehabilitation project between Nsipe and Liwonde and the on-going 75 km road rehabilitation project between Liwonde and Mangochi will contribute are expected to generate an estimated 700,00 temporary jobs and 200 permanent jobs. It is anticipated that 70% of the jobs will be taken up by the youth and 25% by women. In addition to this, roadside markets will be constructed at suitable locations along the road to provide business opportunities for women and youth.
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...