Component 1-Irrigation Infrastructure Development and Service Provision (US$150 million, including US$52 million IDA equivalent, with remaining funds expected from AfDB (US$50 million) and other sources mobilized by GoM (US$48 million)

  • SVTP-2 will expand on the infrastructure developed under SVTP-1.
  • SVTP-2 will finance the construction of the remaining 70 km of main canal, starting at the northern boundary of Lengwe National Park to the Bangula area in Nsanje District, and a number of secondary canals/pipelines.
  • The main and secondary irrigation system, drains, and roads will be operated and maintained by a private operator. The Public Private Partnership Commission (PPPC) is leading the recruitment process of the operator, which is currently ongoing under SVTP-1, with support of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as transaction advisor to the PPPC.