The Kazungula Bridge and Border Project (KBBP) entails the implementation of new infrastructure to replace the existing ferry and border facilities between Zambia and Botswana at Kazungula. The project comprises the construction of road/rail bridge with a span of 932 meters over the river Zambezi; border facilities in each country and approximately 10 km of bridge approach and access roads. To ensure a complete and efficient cross-border infrastructure system, the additional project components include:
- implementation of Trade Facilitation instruments and border-related procedures and policies;
- Technical Assistance support;
- complementary cross-cutting components.
The EU-AITF is supporting this project idea in its first phase of project preparation. The grant approved in July 2011 will be used by the AfDB for the establishment of the new Kazungula Bridge Authority (KBA) and for the financing of Technical Assistance services during the pre-construction and the construction phase as well as for the scoping and implementation of harmonised Trade Facilitation instruments.