Road and Railway Infrastructure

Mbabane downtown - capital city of Eswatini, Africa

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Road and Railway Infrastructure
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Business Model Description

Invest in road and railway development in form of public-private partnerships through tenders issued by the Eswatini Public Procurement Regulatory Agency, including network upgrades, railway extensions, highway projects and road maintenance under a design, finance and build model.

Expected Impact

Improve quality and availability of transportation and spur economic productivity through enhanced trade opportunities.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
15% - 20% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Long Term (10+ years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
USD 100 million - USD 1 billion
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
USD 1 million - USD 10 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9) Good health and well-being (SDG 3) Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10) No Poverty (SDG 1) Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8)
Sector Sources
  • 1) Ministry of Economic Planning and Development. 2019. National Development Plan (NDP) 2019/20-2021/22. 2) Ministry of Economic Planning and Development. 2019. Voluntary National Review. 3) Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs & Ministry of Economic Planning and Development. 2021. Kingdom of Eswatini’s Revised Nationally Determined Contributions (Offline) 4) Government of Eswatini. 2020. Post COVID-19 Kingdom of Eswatini Economic Recovery Plan. 5) Ministry of Commerce Industry and Trade. 2015-2022. Industrial Development Policy. 6) Government of Eswatini. 2019. Kingdom of Eswatini Strategic Roadmap 2019-2022. 7) Ministry of Economic Planning and Development. 2017. The Strategy for Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth (SSDIG) Offline
IOA Sources
  • 8) African Development Bank. 2021. Eswatini - Country Strategy Paper 2020-2024. 9) Eswatini Railways. 2022. The Eswatini Rail Link Project. 10) African Development Bank. 2014. Manzini to Mbadlane (MR3) Highway Project. Appraisal report. 11) Swazi Observer. 2020. Stefanutti Sa Lion's Share in E2.6BN Tenders. 12) Stefanutti Stocks Swaziland. 2022. Where we operate. 13) Swazi Observer. 2021. Probase Eswatini Covers over 90% of Road Project. 14) Roads quality - Country rankings. 2019. Eswatini. 15) Global Road Safety Facility. 2021. Eswatini's Road Safety Country Profile. 16) Repository on Disability Rights in Africa (RODRA). Simangele Daisy Mavundla. 2018. Revised Country Report: Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland). 17) The World Bank. 2019. Mortality caused by road traffic injury (per 100,000 population) - Eswatini. 18) World Cities Report. 2020. Share of the population with convenient access to public transport, 2019. 19) Swaziland (Eswatini) Railways. 2014. Environmental Assessment Report for the Environmental Impact Assessment. 20) Eswatini Railways. 2019. Eswatini Spotlight: Infrastructure Projects and Updates. 21) Climate Change Knowledge Portal. 2020. Eswatini. is at risk of,floods%2C storms and forest fires 22) Ministry of Agriculture. 2016. National Agriculture Investment Plan. 23) Times of Swaziland. 2021. INYATSI TO FIX 15 GRAVEL ROADS. 24) International Labour Organization. 1972. Factories, Machinery and Construction Works Act 1972. 25) Government of Eswatini. 2007. Swaziland Road Traffic Act, 26) Swaziland Government Gazette. 1981. The Swaziland Railway Act, 1962. 27) Eswatini Railways. 2018. Annual Report 2017/18. 28) Central Bank of Eswatini. 2021. Export Credit Guarantee Scheme. 29) Central Bank of Eswatini. 2021. Small Scale Enterprise Loan Guarantee Scheme. 30) Industrial Development Company of Eswatini. 2021. Corporate Loans and Equity. 31) U.S. Department of State. 2021. 2021 Investment Climate Statements: Eswatini. 32) The Eswatini Investment Promotion Authority. 2021. Local Business Trade Assistance. 33) K4D. Carlo Luiu et al. 2018. Rates of return for railway infrastructure investments in Africa. 34) Railway Technology. 2020. Eswatini Rail Link Project (ESRL). 35) Times of Swaziland. 2020. E30M Requirement for 2 Govt Road Projects. 36) Eswatini Government Gazette. September, 2007. The Road Transportation Act Notice. 37) UNDP Stakeholder Consultation with Ministry of Public Works and Transportation. February, 2022 38) Eswatini Public Procurement Regulatory Agency. Public Procurement Regulations 2020. 39) Ministry of Finance. February 2022. Budget Speech 2022.