Djibouti, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Uganda on May 15 signed an MoU on the implementation of the Kampala-Juba-Addis-Djibouti Corridor.
The signing ceremony happened during the closing of the Steering Committee meeting in Nairobi in presence of IGAD Executive Secretary Amb. Mahboub Maalim and Africa Development Bank representatives.
According to the AfDB, the proposed road corridor was identified during the TRIPARTITE and IGAD Infrastructure Investment Conference.
It is in line with the objectives of the Almaty Action Programme of the United Nations for landlocked countries, the regional integration initiatives of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)/African Union (AU), and the African Development Bank Eastern Africa – Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP, 2011-15).
The project aims at enhancing regional connectivity and integration with trade and transport facilitation measures to ensure competitiveness in the regional and international market to stimulate development.
On July 28, 2016, Amb. Maalim signed a contract the corridor with Kagga & Partners Consulting Engineers in association with AFRICON Universal Consulting.