Kampala-Juba-Addis Ababa-Djibouti Corridor (AFDB-P-Z1-DB0-108)

  • South Sudan
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 13, 2013
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Government of South Sudan
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  • Construction
  • Technical Cooperation
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 2.65 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Feb 14, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Dec 13, 2013

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Project Description

The project components include

  1. Feasibility study, environment and social impact assessment and detailed engineering design of the missing link, Kapoeta-Raad (270 km) road in South Sudan,
  2. Trade and Transport Facilitation Study; and
  3. Project Management

Component (2) involves:

  1. Soft infrastructure issues,
  2. One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs) studies- feasibility study, architectural and detailed engineering designs, and preparation of tender documents

Component (3) includes:

  1. Technical Assistance for Project Coordination to IGAD and
  2. Transport Engineering to the Ministry of Transport, Roads and Bridges, South Sudan.

The objectives of the project are to:

  1. open an alternative seaport access for South Sudan and Uganda;
  2. improve the condition of the main road to access the Djibouti Port for Ethiopia;
  3. develop road transport infrastructure connecting Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Djibouti, and improve regional connectivity; and
  4. provide sustainable road access and quality of transport services for the communities in the zone of influence to markets and social services and contribute to the reduction of poverty and promote good governance, peace and security.

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

Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)

Financing Source - Amount

Government        - USD 132, 383

Co-financier        - USD 2, 515, 269

Delta                  - USD 19

Total                   - USD 2, 647, 671 

Contact Information

BEZABEH Girma Berhanu

*No further contact information provided at the time of disclosure*


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