Zambia: Improved Rural Connectivity Project (WB-P159330)

  • Zambia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Central, Eastern, Northern, Luapula, Southern and Muching Provinces
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
May 4, 2017
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Ministry of Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 200.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 14, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 2, 2016

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Project Description
The project development of the Improved Rural Connectivity Project for Zambia are to: (i) improve the Recipient’s rural road accessibility for communities in selected areas; (ii) strengthen institutional capacity for sustainable management of rural roads; and (iii) respond promptly and effectively to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency. There are three components for this project. The first component, improvement of feeder roads, will support the upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance of priority feeder road infrastructure in six top ranked provinces i.e. Central, Eastern, Northern, Luapula, Southern and Muching a Provinces. It will finance about 4,300 km of feeder roads comprising mainly of roads improved to gravel wearing course standards. It has two sub-component, 1 coordination and implementation support will reinforce the project coordination function, and support project implementation roles of the entities concerned. 2 Strategic institutional capacity enhancements will include technical services, physical works, goods and materials for the purpose of institutional strategic capacity enhancements within the sector, and human resources development. The third component, contingent emergency response component will allow for rapid reallocation of project proceeds in the event of a natural or man-made disaster or crisis that has caused or is likely to imminently cause a major adverse economic and/or social impact.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
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