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June 20, 2018

Signing of Grant Agreement with Zimbabwe:Contributing to the promotion of economic activities along the North-South Corridor through road improvements

photosigning ceremony

On June 19, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe in Harare to provide grant aid of up to 2.288 billion yen for the Project for the Road Improvement of the Northern Part of the North-South Corridor.

The project will improve transportation and logistics as well as traffic safety in the northern mountainous part of the North-South Corridor, which connects Zambia and South Africa, by constructing climbing lanes and rehabilitating sharp curves. It is expected that this project will reduce the number of traffic accidents by nearly 80% and promote logistics and economic growth in the regions surrounding the North-South Corridor.

Details for the project are provided below.

[Basic project information]
Country Republic of Zimbabwe
Project title The Project for the Road Improvement of the Northern Part of the North-South Corridor
Planned implementation period 42 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Executing agency Department of Roads, Ministry of Transport & Infrastructural Development
Target region, facilities The northern part of the North-South Corridor between Chirundu and Makuti
Specific project details (provisional) (1) Facility improvements
Construction of climbing lanes (6.5 kilometers), improving the horizontal and/or vertical alignment of sharp curves
(2) Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, construction supervision


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