Physical Trade Infrastructure > Korea (Republic of)

KOAFEC Infrastructure and Sustainable Natural Resources Development Projects:

KOAFEC engages in extensive consultations with African countries for infrastructure development. It provides financial facilities to a wide range of projects from transportation, telecommunications and sanitation facilities to energy and sustainable natural resources development. Some of the projects under planning and implementation are:

  • Angola: Port Establishment Project; US$80 million; funded through the EDCF;
  • Madagascar: Tamatave-Beforona 230KV Transmission Line Project; US$80 million; funded through the EDCF;
  • Mozambique: Nacala Road Upgrading Project; US$20 million; co-funded through EDCF and JBIC.

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Modi Khola Hydropower Station – Nepal

This 15MW hydroelectric project is funded by the Government of Nepal, the Nepal Electrical Authority (NEA) and Korea through the EDCF to a combined sum of US$30,000,000. It was launched in 1996, began its commercial operation in 2000, and was implemented by Hyundai. The project has been followed by a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) made by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and Nepal Electrical Authority (NEA) to develop a 42MW project in Upper Modi Khoa in Nepal.

The Government of Korea also provides support to the NEA Training Center.

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Northern GMS Transport Network Improvement Project – Laos

This project is funded jointly by Korea, ADB Sweden, Australia and Thailand. In 2010, Korea provided a supplementary grant of US$22 million. The project will improve 367 kilometers of Route 4 from Xiang Ngeun in northern Lao PDR (near Louangphrabang) to Nakha, which sits at the border the country shares with Thailand. The project also involves the construction of a bridge over the Mekong River as part of the project road, and the improvement of some 100 kilometers of rural access roads. The project will also provide financing for the improvement of road safety along the project road and throughout the country, periodic maintenance of the national road network, and a programme to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases as well as human trafficking that may develop during the improvement and operation of the road. The project will increase trade and economic growth in the northern part of Lao PDR

For and the surrounding region through more efficient transport on the regional and national road networks. The total project cost is estimated at US$88.5 million.

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Other projects in this category include:

  • Pailon-San Jose Highway Construction Project – Bolivia
  • Banegas Bridge Construction Project – Bolivia
  • Beni River Bridge Construction Project – Bolivia
  • Madre de Dios River Bridge Construction Project – Bolivia
  • Improvement of National Road No. 31 and 33, Provincial Road No. 117 and Kampot Bypass Project – Cambodia
  • GMS Cambodia Northwest Provincial Road Improvement Project – Cambodia
  • Improvement of National Road No.21 – Cambodia
  • Padang By-pass Expansion Project – Indonesia
  • Nacala Road Corridor Upgrading Project – Mozambique
  • Malakand Tunnel Construction Project – Pakistan
  • Laguindingan Airport Development Project – Philippines
  • Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road Project – Philippines
  • Puerto Princesa Airport Development Project – Philippines
  • North-South Rail Linkage Project – Philippines
  • Samar Pacific Coastal Road Project – Philippines
  • Baler-Casiguran Road Improvement Project – Philippines
  • Improvement of Padeniya-Anuradhapura Road Project – Sri Lanka
  • Hatton-Nuwara Eliya Road Improvement Project – Sri Lanka
  • Malagarasi Bridge & Associated Roads Project – Tanzania
  • Construction of Hanoi-Haiphong Expressway Project – Vietnam
  • GMS Southern Coastal Corridor Project – Vietnam
  • Lo Te-Rach Soi Highway Construction Project – Vietnam
  • Construction of Vinh Thinh Bridge Project – Vietnam
  • Vam Cong Bridge Construction Project – Vietnam