Transport Sector Development Project (WB-P177538)

  • Sudan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
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 23, 2023
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.
Government of Sudan
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Law and Government
  • Transport
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 250.00 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)
$ 150.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 20, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Aug 12, 2021

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to facilitate the recovery and resilient development of the transport sector in Sudan for the benefit of all users.

The project has five components:

  1. Component 1: Emergency, remedial and rehabilitation works to maintain local and regional connectivity (estimated IDA financing US$100 million). This Component will provide support to improve regional and local road connectivity in defined regions of Sudan in order to maintain safe, efficient, climate resilient and reliable infrastructure in selected sections of the National Road Network.

  2. Component 2: Maritime port and Logistics Development (Estimated IDA financing US$30 million). This Component will support the improvement of Port Sudan through potential investments in the superstructure, access infrastructure and IT systems in Port Sudan, to improve spatial and operating efficiency, and lower the costs of international trade. It will encompass technical assistance to improve spatial and operating efficiency, review the level of digitalization, and provide support for the preparation of market assessments and barriers to trade, technical studies, environmental and social studies to further develop the port and logistics sector, including leveraging in private sector financing. The investments in this component are being coordinated with IFC which aims to attract private sector participation in internal port efficiency improvement, while the project resources and interventions will focus on the public role.

  3. Component 3: Strengthening Planning, institutional capacity and regulatory framework in the transport sector (estimated IDA financing cost US$15 million). This component will support the strengthening institutional and operational capacity and investment planning in the transport sector at a national level:

    1. Support for the development of an Integrated and Resilient Transport Sector Strategy and Masterplan. Key activities will include: The review of the current system, and recommendations based on international best practice to the instritutional framework (organization, legal, regulatory, policy) for transport, together with the capital and recurrent financing of the networks, and priority investments to deliver an integrated and resilient transport network for Sudan;

    2. Institutional capacity development for transport sector. The key activities include: (a) review and strengthening of the current functional classification of the road network, and the design and construction standards for the road sector to enhance resilience; (b) Capacity development to manage potential private sector participation in the maintenance of the national road network as part of the development of an appropriate Asset Management Strategy to preserve the asset in a sustainable shape; (c) Support to develop the road safety unit in the NHA to reduce the significant economic and social costs of road traffic crashes.

    3. Institutional strengthening and capacity development to address climate and gender gaps in transport and logistics sectors – which may include technical training to upskill women, a study on the barriers women may face in the sector and current work environment dynamics that may hinder progress on gender equality, and actions that focus on human resource development reforms to improve the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in the sector. This componenet will also include a climate vulnerability assessment of the transport sector, capacity building in climate change mitigation and adapation, and preparation of priority program to improve the climate resilience of transport infrastrucure.

  4. Component 4: Project Management (estimated IDA financing US$5 million). This Component will provide technical and operational assistance for strengthening safeguard capacity, the day-to-day management, monitoring and evaluation of the Project, and the carrying out of technical and financial audits. In addition, this component will provide support for compliance monitoring for environmental and social, including GBV and Labor Influx, COVID-19 and HIV.

  5. Component 5: Contingency Emergency Response (Estimated IDA financing US$0 million). This component will provide immediate response to an eligible crisis or emergency, as needed. In the event of an eligible crisis or emergency, the World Bank to re-allocate project funds to support emergency response and recovery.

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World Bank:
Bernard Aritua, Robert Mutyaba
Senior Transport Specialist

Ministry of Urban Development Roads and Bridges
Abdalla Yahya Ahmed Hussein
Minister of Urban Development Roads and Bridges

Implementing Agency:
National Highway Authority for Roads and Bridges
Gaafar Hassan Adam
General Manager 


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