East Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (WB-P079734)

  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jan 24, 2006
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Governments of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda
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  • Industry and Trade
  • Technical Cooperation
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 199.02 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 199.02 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 13, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jan 24, 2006

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Project Description
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The objective of the Additional Financing for the East Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Program Project for Africa is to improve efficiency and reliability of transport and logistics services along the key corridors. The additional financing is requested to help bridge the financing gap resulting from net scale up of activities as part of the project restructuring and anticipated cost overruns, due mainly to inflation since the project was appraised in 2005. The cost has arisen as a result of three-fold increase in the number of project affected households to be resettled in Kibera and Mukuru in Kenya, whose number has risen from 3,500 in 2005 when the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) was first prepared to 10,006 in 2010. The delay in RAP implementation was mainly due to post-election violence and conflicts, and the need to include a wider 'protection' or safety zone in light of high density occupation along the railway tracks. The updated RAP was disclosed in January 2011. In addition, the restructured activities and the projected higher cost of civil works and installations contracts apply to all four participating countries.

The affected contracts involve the implementation of:

  1. resettlement and safety infrastructure covered in the RAP in Kenya;
  2. One Stop Border Posts (OSBP), in three countries;
  3. port Integrated Security Systems (ISSs), Kenya and Tanzania;
  4. weighbridges, Kenya and Tanzania;
  5. Electronic Cargo Tracking (ECT), Uganda and Rwanda; and
  6. railway Internal Container Depot (ICD), Uganda.

This project is part of the Programme for Infrastructure Development In Africa (PIDA)

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Contact: Jean-Francois Marteau
Title: Transport. Spec.
Tel: (202) 473-4830
Email: jmarteau@worldbank.org


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