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Kazungula Bridge and Border Project

Region
Southern Africa
Sector
Transport
Scope
TA
Grant Amount
EUR 1,000,000
Status
Under disbursement
PFG Lead Financier
AfDB

The KBBP entails the implementation of new infrastructure to replace the existing ferry and border facilities between Zambia and Botswana at Kazungula. The project comprises the construction of road/rail tolled bridge with a span of 932 meters over the river Zambezi; border facilities in each country and approximately 10 km of bridge approach and access roads. To ensure a complete and efficient cross-border infrastructure system, the additional project components include:
(i)  Implementation of Trade Facilitation instruments and border-related procedures and policies;
(ii) Technical Assistance support; and
(iii) Complementary cross-cutting components.
 
The EU-AITF is providing further support to the project, specifically for the complementary aspects in relation to trade and transport facilitation. In addition, the Grant (awarded to Government of Republic of Zambia as recipient) is also supporting the TA - Management Expert. The Grant supported activities are:
(i)  Establishment of the new Kazungula Bridge Authority (KBA);
(ii) Trade and Transport Facilitation - establishment of a framework for One Stop Border Posts (OSBPS); and
(iii) Technical Assistance services during the project implementation. All activities are ongoing.
12/2017