This event will start at 8:00 am in Washington, D.C. (EST) 3:00 pm in Lilongwe, Malawi (CAT)
Join MCC and MCA-Malawi II to learn about upcoming procurement opportunities in road construction and road reform under the MCC Malawi Transport and Land Compact.
- Joel Wiegert, MCC Malawi Resident Country Director
- Dye Mawindo, MCA-Malawi II Chief Executive Officer
- Victor Tembo, Charles Kendall & Partners Procurement Agent Manager
- Accelerated Growth Corridors (AGC) Project – Road construction: MCA will be launching a series of procurement opportunities for the construction of up to 300 km of roads in early 2024. MCA is currently engaged with consultants that are preparing designs and bidding documents and conducting resettlement planning and implementation. MCA will also launch a procurement opportunity to support sensitization of local communities to the risks and opportunities associated with new road networks.
- Accelerated Growth Corridors (AGC) Project – Road reforms: MCA will be launching a series of procurements to support national and local government institutions in Malawi with improved maintenance and management of the road network. In addition, the Compact will support efforts to encourage a competitive transport market and reduce gender-based violence in the transport sector, particularly around market centers.
In September 2022, MCC and the Government of Malawi signed the $350 million MCC Malawi Transport and Land Compact, aimed at reducing transport costs, connecting farms to markets, and strengthening land administration in Malawi.
Accelerated Growth Corridors (AGC) Project
High transport costs and weak market connections from rural areas negatively impacts smallholder farmers, women, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and agribusinesses. The Accelerated Growth Corridors Project (AGC) seeks to address poorly maintained and constructed roads with up to 300 km of road upgrades to improve the condition of farm-to-market roads in priority transport corridors. This project will also support the long-term sustainability of key policy and institutional reforms. These reforms will target local road management, maintenance financing, competitive transport services, and combating gender-based violence and harassment on and along transportation routes. These policies will ensure equitable benefits follow road improvements.
Increased Land Productivity (Land) Project
Low land productivity in Malawi greatly inhibits Malawi’s opportunity for increased economic growth. The proposed Increased Land Productivity Project seeks to modernize and increase the effectiveness of property tax management systems, decrease valuation costs, and boost the funding available for service delivery in Malawi’s four largest cities. These reforms aim to create a high-quality, financially sustainable institutional framework that will be critical to the long-term success of this effort.
American Catalyst Facility for Development (ACFD)
The Compact also includes funds to partner with the United States Development Finance Corporation (DFC) on innovative finance investments that will catalyze private investment and increase capital flows to small and medium Malawian businesses.
Join the conversation on December 14 at this Webex link: https://mcc.webex.com/mcc/j.php?MTID=m2bbeeec13c3768555bd469e9643755be
If you are interested in land sector procurement opportunities associated with the MCC Malawi Transport and Land Compact, please join the land procurement opportunities webinar on December 12.
For questions about this webinar please contact Ryan Webster at email@example.com.