Nacala Road Corridor Studies - Feasibility Study for the Malawi-Zambia and Mozambique-Malawi One-Stop


Aperçu

  • Référence: P-Z1-DB0-080
  • Date d’approbation: 25/11/2009
  • Date de début: 13/09/2011
  • Date d'évaluation: 21/11/2009
  • Statut: En coursOnGo
  • Agence d'implémentation: SADC - SOUTHERN AFRICA DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY
  • Emplacement: MOZAMBIQUE-MALAWI-ZAMBIA

Description

3.PROJECT COMPONENT OR CONSISTANCE

3.1 Design and Concept of the Studies

3.1.1 The Nacala Road Corridor is of regional strategic importance as it provides Malawi and eastern Zambia with a link to the Nacala port providing a viable alternative route for the countries' exports and imports as compared to the Beira, Durban and Dar-es-Salaam routes. The upgrading and improvement of the Corridor will facilitate rapid movement of goods and people between the three countries and promote integration and at the same time, provide easy access to the sea for Malawi and the eastern part of Zambia. The Corridor will also open up the remote areas west of the port in Mozambique and Malawi.

3.1.2 The existing cross-border facilities comprising multiple clearing activities across the common borders result in congestion and therefore delays. The one-stop border posts including weighbridge facilities are meant to replace the two existing facilities by a single facility by so doing reducing in-transit times and protect the investment from overloading of heavy goods vehicles. The complexity of border control in a common area by officials from two countries requires a review of the legal requirements and preparation of documentation for extra-territorial operations.

3.1.3 To manage the one-stop border posts and axle load control facilities, a legal regime will be necessary to harmonize the legislation of the three countries. The study herein will prepare draft legislative instruments to be adopted by the three countries to provide an environment compatible with the laws of the countries sharing the facilities.

3.2 Output of the Studies

3.2.1 The output of the studies are as follows:

"Final design reports and bidding documents for the Mangochi-Liwonde Junction Road in Malawi; "Feasibility and final design reports and bidding documents for the Cuamba-Mandimba road in Mozambique; "Final design report and bidding documents for the one-stop border posts between Malawi and Zambia at Mwami and between Mozambique and Malawi at Mandimba; "Draft Legislative Documentation;


Justificatif

1.2 Rationale of the Studies

1.2.1 The SADC Protocol commits member states to facilitate the establishment of transport systems that provide efficient, cost-effective and fully integrated infrastructure and operations that best meet the needs of customers and promote economic and social development, regional integration and increase international competitiveness of the region while being environmentally and economically sustainable.

1.2.2 As such the region has identified a core road network of some 50 ,000km termed the Regional Trunk Road Network (RTRN) comprising strategic intra-regional routes that provide access to centres of economic activity and link the landlocked countries to ports and harbours. Most of the strategic roads are part of development corridors identified as pre-requisites to economic development and regional integration. The most prominent development corridors are the Lobito Corridor running from the Lobito port in Angola through Lubumbashi in DRC to Lusaka in Zambia (3,520 km), the Tazara Corridor running from Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania to Lusaka in Zambia (1,530 km); the Trans-Kalahari Highway Corridor ( Coast to Coast) that runs from the western coast at Walvis Bay in Namibia through Botswana and South Africa to the eastern coast at Maputo in Mozambique (3,000 km); the Beira Corridor running from the Beira port to Harare in Zimbabwe (630 km) and the Nacala Corridor running from the Nacala port through Malawi to Lusaka in Zambia (1,700 km) which is the subject of this Project Information Memorandum.

1.2.3 Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia, supported by South Africa and the SADC Secretariat have signed a tri-lateral agreement, establishing a Spatial Development Initiative (SDI) to attract private sector financing through inter alia adequate reliable cost-effective efficient and seamless transport to enable the partner countries to become a favourable investment area. The purpose would therefore be to foster economic growth by reducing the cost of doing business in support of cross-border and international trade and regional co-operation.

1.2.4 The Nacala Road Corridor comprises the sections from the Nacala port at the coast in Mozambique, running westwards through Nampula, Cuamba to Mandimba at the border with Malawi and continues into Malawi through Mangochi, Liwonde, Lilongwe and Mchinji at the border with Zambia to Lusaka through Chipata. The corridor is designated as Route 20 of the SADC Regional Trunk Road Network (RTRN) and continues westwards into the DRC. The entire Corridor from the Nacala Port to Lusaka covers some 1700 km.


Bénéfices

5.Project Benefits: The Nacala Road Corridor is of regional strategic importance as it provides Malawi and eastern Zambia with a link to the Nacala port providing a viable alternative route for the countries' exports and imports as compared to the Beira, Durban and Dar-es-Salaam routes. The upgrading and improvement of the Corridor will facilitate rapid movement of goods and people between the three countries and promote integration and at the same time, provide easy access to the sea for Malawi and the eastern part of Zambia. The Corridor will also open up the remote areas west of the port in Mozambique and Malawi. The existing cross-border facilities comprising multiple clearing activities across the common borders result in congestion and therefore delays. The one-stop border posts including weighbridge facilities are meant to replace the two existing facilities by a single facility by so doing reducing in-transit times and protect the investment from overloading of heavy goods vehicles.


Contacts clés

CHIRWA Mtchera Johannes - IPPF


Coûts

Source Montant
Co-financierUSD 353.621
TotalUSD 353.621