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NS-257 - Green Urban Mobility Solution for Zambian City Integrated Tramway


NAMA Seeking Support for Implementation

  • A Overview
    • A.1Party
      A.2Title of Mitigation Action
      A.3Description of mitigation action
      The main interventions are provided as follows:
      (i)reduction of GHG emissions arising through reduced vehicular traffic in Lusaka and Kitwe by introducing efficient tramway system as means of public transport;
      (ii) setting up and operationalizing public-private sector based Tramway fleet(Lusaka Tramway with four lines; and Kitwe Tramway with three lines);
      (iii) to integrate affected stakeholders such as proprietors of minibuses, minibus drivers, conductors, etc;
      (iv) to establish the institutional systems needed for the coordination, implementation, and MRV of the NAMA; and
      (vi) to develop legislation, policies and regulatory framework to enhance safety and  facilitate implementation.   


      A.6Type of action

      A.7Greenhouse gases covered by the action

  • B National Implementing Entity
    • B.1.0Name
      B.1.1Contact Person 1
      B.1.5Contact Person 2
      B.1.9Contact Person 3
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  • C Expected timeframe for the implementation of the mitigation action
    • C.1Number of years for completion
      C.2Expected start year of implementation
  • D Currency
    • D.1Used Currency
      Conversion to USD: 1
  • E Cost
    • E.1.1Estimated full cost of implementation
      Conversion to USD: 3,530,000,000
      E.1.2Comments on full cost of implementation
      An estimated US$ 3.53 billion will be required for implementing the tramway transportation systems in Lusaka and Kitwe.
      E.2.1Estimated incremental cost of implementation
      Conversion to USD: 0
      E.2.2Comments on estimated incremental cost of implementation
  • F Support required for the implementation the mitigation action
    • F.1.1Amount of Financial support
      Conversion to USD: 1,520,000,000
      F.1.2Type of required Financial support

      F.1.3Comments on Financial support
      Financing will be sourced from Government intervention, private sector, and bilateral and multilateral climate related financing. PPP will contribute US$2.00billion as equity and loans, and the NAMA will contribute US$1.52billion.
      F.2.1Amount of Technological support
      F.2.2Comments on Technological support
      F.3.1Amount of capacity building support
      Conversion to USD: 35,000,000
      F.3.2Type of required capacity building support

      F.3.3Comments on Capacity Building support
      Training of individuals of the new tramway, in view of changing the Zambian economy, introducing new technology of light rail system, and nature of work, to learn new skills and develop new abilities and respond to the changes.
  • G Estimated emission reductions
    • G.1Amount
      G.3Additional imformation (e.g. if available, information on the methodological approach followed)
      Baseline and project emissions determined to obtain reduction potential by  2030 using IPCC guidelines.
  • H Other indicators
    • H.1Other indicators of implementation
  • I Other relevant information
    • I.1Other relevant information including co-benefits for local sustainable development
      Sustainable development benefits include the following:

      Economic Benefits: 
      (i) Reduced congestion that results in saved time and energy, while improving productivity; (ii) Affordability that results in saved money spent on transport by individuals using private cars; (iii) Reduced transport operation cost that re-sults in saved money spent on transport and infrastructure by society; (iv) Re-duced dependency on imported fossil fuels that results in improvement energy efficiency as power to propel the trams will come from renewables, and (v) Attract foreign investment as the image of the cities of Lusaka and Kitwe improve.

      Environmental Benefit include improved air quality through reduction in air pollution, and elimination of GHG emissions.

      Social Benefits include (i) reduced congestion by the trams will improve the road safety by reducing the number of road traffic accidents (RTA) and fatalities; (ii) reduced number of vehicles on the roads will reduce the noise levels in the two cities and hence people can sleep better, and will have reduced blood pressure worries; (iii) people will have tram accessibility transporting them to their work places, service stations, shops and education establishments; (iv) There will be equity and poverty reduction. Having a car is elitist and therefore trams will bring greater equality; and (v) there will be increased social cohesion in the communities as commuters connect much easier and better in society.
  • J Relevant National Policies strategies, plans and programmes and/or other mitigation action
    • J.1Relevant National Policies
      This NAMA is being developed within the overall policies and strategies of the Government of the Republic of Zambia namely the Overall 2030 Vision on infrastructure (including transport) which is “A well devel-oped and maintained infrastructure”, Transport Policy (2002), National Climate Change Policy and the Revised Sixth National Development Plan (R-SNDP). 
      J.2Link to other NAMAs
  • K Attachments
  • L Support received
    • L.1Outside the Registry
      L.2Within the Registry
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