AfDB backs Zambia road project
30 September 2010
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is supporting regional integration in the area by backing a transport scheme.
It has agreed to give a $95.6 million (£60 million) loan to fund the Nacala Corridor Phase II Road project (NCRP) in Zambia, which is expected to cost $104 million in total.
The NCRP consists of 1,033 km of road being created and it will go through three different countries in the shape of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.
Three phases will have to be completed before the plan is finished and the part the AfDB is supporting will see the development of 360 km of road in Zambia between Luangwa and Mwami.
There will be a number of benefits for individuals in the area once the NCRP has been concluded, such as better road safety and improved access to markets.
It comes after the organisation gave its backing to a transport development in Mali that will improve the link to Guinea.