Ethiopia Trade Logistics Project (WB-P156590)

  • Ethiopia
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 3, 2017
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 150.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 12, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Nov 1, 2016

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Project Description
The objective of this project is to enhance the performance of the Ethio-Djibouti corridor through improvements in operational capacity, efficiency and range of logistics services at the Modjo Dry Port. The operation seeks to tackle the different constraints that lead to high trade logistics costs in Ethiopia focusing on critical nodes along the logistics chain that need to be addressed to deliver efficient and reliable trade logistics services and ensure that the impact on competitiveness of the large-scale investments in transport infrastructure that have been made by the government is fully realized. The proposed lending instrument is Investment Project Financing (IPF) with total proposed IDA credits of USD 150 million. The project would take a holistic approach looking at removing key constraints including infrastructure, institutional, regulatory and problems of poor coordination at key nodes along the trade logistics chain in Ethiopia. The project comprises a mix of public infrastructure at the Modjo dry port, coordinated with targeted investment in ICT and regulatory and administrative reforms that improve the efficiency and coordination of logistics facilities and services. The project will also support institutional capacity building to ensure effective implementation and sustainability.
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