RDAZ/MTCB – Kazungula Bridge – Zambia - Project Profile
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The Ministry of Transport and Communication Botswana (MTCB) and the Road Development Agency of Zambia (RDAZ) are undertaking the construction of the Kazungula Bridge project between Zambia and Botswana.
The project involves the construction of a road-rail bridge between Zambia and Botswana. It is being implemented in three phases.
The first phase includes the construction of 923m long, 18.5m wide road-rail, and a cable-stayed bridge over the Zambezi River.
The second phase and third phase includes the construction of one-stop border post facility on both Botswana and Zambia sides and ramps respectively.
The project includes the construction of an associated access road and other related infrastructure facilities.
In 2008, Egis Bceom International has been appointed as a consultant. In August 2010, Geomechanics was awarded the contract to provide geotechnical investigations.
In October 2010, Japanese International Development Corporation (JICA) and Zambia signed an agreement to finance the project.
In January 2011, the project was delayed due to cost implications. In October 2012, Zambia and Botswana signed a loan agreement with the Japanese government to finance the project.
Under the agreement, the US$259.3 million is funded by loans from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and African Development Bank (AfDB) and contributions from both the governments of Botswana and Zambia.
In March 2013, a joint team of seven consultancy firms JICA, Nippon Koei company limited, Chodai company limited, Arcus GIBB (pty) limited, Bothagka Burrow Botsawana (pty), CPP Botswana (pty) and Zulu Burrow Development consultants limited signed agreement to provide consultancy works that include design, review of tender documentation and supervision of construction of the project.
On July 6, 2013, a tender for pre-qualification has been issued for infrastructural works with a submission date of August 22, 2013.
On March 13, 2014, an expression of interest was issued for the appointment of Technical Assistant consultant with submission deadline as April 11, 2014.
On March 17, 2014, the tender was invited for the construction of the third phase of the project with submission deadline as May 21, 2014.
In March 2014, three companies were shortlisted out of 26 companies. The three companies shortlisted to construct the bridge are China Major Bridge Engineering Corporation, Shimuzu- Stefanutti Joint Venture and Daewoo E and C.
In June 2014, Daewoo E&C was awarded a construction contract for the project.
In September 2014, a groundbreaking ceremony was held on the project.
In December 2014, construction works on the first phase commenced.
On September 7, 2015, the second phase of tenders was invited for the construction of the third phase of the project with submission deadline as October 26, 2015.
In May 2016, Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Group Co. Ltd (AFECC) was awarded a construction contract for the third phase of the project.
In June 2017, construction works on the temporary bridge completed.
Construction works are underway and the first phase is scheduled to be completed in December 2018 and entire project in 2019.
The project involves the construction of a 923m-long, 18.5m wide road-rail, and cable-stayed bridge between Zambia and Botswana.
The US$260 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of one-stop border post facility and ramps
2. Construction of associated access roads
3. Construction of a new tolled roadReasons To Buy
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