Panteia’s general objective for executing the project is advising on the set-up of the Kazungula Bridge Authority (KBA). The KBA will coordinate (the maintenance) of the bridge and the activities of the ‘One Stop Border Posts’ (OSBPs) in Botswana and Zambia. Panteia will issue an opinion on the organisation structure for the management, operation and maintenance of the Kazungula Bridge. In addition, we will set-up a policy document with judicial instruments and administrative guidelines for setting up and managing the KBA.
An important part of the project is setting up recommendations on the toll. The costs for the exploitation of the bridge and her facilities should be covered by these tolls. In order to estimate the potential income, Panteia will carry out a traffic study, in conjunction with a Willingness-to-Pay study for the bridge, amongst future users. In addition, we will inventory the costs for maintenance and upkeep of the bridge.
The project is expected to start at the beginning of August and to run for about a year.
The first two pictures show the current situation. Traffic is carried out to the other country by a small ferry. The third picture gives an impression of the future Kazungula Bridge.