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 923 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 Bridge Construction is to be completed in Q4 2019, the One Stop Border Post works to be completed Q1 2019 and Q4 2019 for the Botswana and Zambia side respectively.
The Technical Assistance services, all supported through the EU-AITF Grant shall be completed in 2019.
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 and are to be completed in Q4 2019.