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Rehabilitation of Great East Road, Zambia

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

This Project involves the reconfiguration, restructuring and rehabilitation of a 360km road with five bridges running through Zambia to the border with Malawi. The road is also part of the regional Nacala corridor, a regional transport corridor linking Malawi and Zambia to the deepwater port of Nacala in Mozambique. The project is co-financed between the EC, AfDB, EIB and AFD. The EU/AFD/EIB funded works all commenced in September 2013 and are expected to be finalised by end September 2016.

The EU-AITF technical assistance grant was used to procure the services of the international consulting firm Tractebel Engineering, which produced a comprehensive and detailed study according to the terms of reference and including:

Extensive data collection of generation capacity and transmission networks as well as assessing the demand and supply balance; an economic study for the purpose of creating a preliminary generation and transmission development plan based on least cost economic criteria;

network performance stability studies to check the development plan would lead to stable and reliable operating conditions; environmental analysis to identify key implementation issues and associated costs;

financial analysis to determine the capacity of regional utilities to support the development of planned investments and setting up an economically optimum development programme, comprising a priority list of generation and transmission projects as well as outlining an implementation strategy.

06/2016