Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade and Development Facilitation Program (Phase One) (WB-P131426)

  • South Sudan
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
May 20, 2014
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Government of South Sudan
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 80.00 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)
$ 255.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 14, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 20, 2014

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Project Description
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The objective of the project is to enhance regional connectivity and integration of the Recipient with its Eastern Africa neighboring countries, and its access to sea ports.

The project has four components.

  1. Support to the Ministry of Transport, Roads, and Bridges (MTRB) consists of following three sub-components:
    1. upgrading of approximately 125 kilo meter (km) of the Juba-Torit road section of the Juba-Nadapal-Eldoret corridor;
    2. construction and rehabilitation, within the Recipient's territory, of bridges between Kapoeta and Nadapal and upgrading of approximately 40 km of the Kapoeta-Narus road section of the Juba-Nadapal-Eldoret corridor and related supervision costs; and
    3. road repairs of approximately 190 km of road sections, within the Recipient's territory, between Torit and Kapoeta, and Narus and Nadapal.
  2. Facilitation of regional transport, trade, and development supports promotion of sound transport, trade, and development facilitation measures, increasing the efficiency of the corridors. It comprises of following two sub-components:
    1. support to Ministry of Finance, Commerce, and Economic Planning (MOFCEP) and South Sudan Customs Services (SSCS) in the facilitation of regional trade, transport, and development through the establishment of an institutional base and legal framework, and
    2. support to MTRB in the facilitation of regional trade, transport, and development.
  3. Institutional development and program management comprises of following three sub-components:
    1. strengthening of MTRB's institutional capacity through the provision of advisory services and training, and the preparation of a sectoral governance and anti-corruption strategy;
    2. provision of advisory services, training and logistical support (including office equipment, materials, supplies) required to sustain management and coordination of Project implementation activities including audits and monitoring and evaluation of progress achieved in the execution of the Project. This will include support to institutions providing technical support to the project implementation.
  4. Connecting Juba with Fiber Optics (US$15 million): This component will support the construction of a fiber optic cable alongside the road from Juba into Kenya to bring high speed broadbandinternet connectivity into South Sudan for the first time. The construction of the road into Kenya offers a one-time opportunity to create a high-capacity, reliable terrestrial fiber link. On the Kenyan side of the border, fiber reaches as far as Lokichoggio, and from there connects to submarine cables off the coast at Mombasa. Constructing the fiber cable at the same time as the road will reduce costs and will avoid disruption if it is built at a later date. The fiber will be installed within the right-of way of the road, adjacent to the side drains in rural areas and under the pedestrian walkway in urban areas.

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

Investment Description
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Financing Source              Amount
International Development Association (IDA) 83.00
Bilateral Agencies (unidentified) 150.00
Total                               258.00

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Name: Government of Southern Sudan, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning
Contact: Moses Mabior
Title: Director of Aid Coordination
Tel: 211-9771-26466

Name: Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning
Contact: Eng. Meshack Kidenda
Title: Director General
Tel: 254-208-013-842
Email: dg@kenha.co.ke

Implementing Agency:
Name: Ministry of Transport, Roads and Bridges
Contact: James Alam
Title: Chief Engineer
Tel: 249-957-102-093
Email: alamjj2@yahoo.co.uk


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