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World Bank 2010. The Zambezi River Basin, A Multi-Sector Investment Opportunities Analysis. Volume 3, State of the Basin. IBRD/World Bank, Washington DC.
SADC and ZRA 2007. Rapid Assessment Report: Integrated Water Resources
Management Strategy for the Zambezi River Basin. SADC Water Division, Gaborone.
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Zambezi River Basin navigation system
Navigation on the Zambezi River is both international and local. The main international transport routes are the Kazungula and
Luangwa-Kanyemba, while major national routes are in the upper Zambezi River and on Lake Malawi/Niassa/Nyasa. There are also
small crossings that provide access to major markets (Denconsult 1998). There are major crossings on the Kabompo River, Kafue River and Chobe River in Namibia and Botswana, and on the Shire River in Mozambique and Malawi. Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique, which share Lake Malawi/Niassa/Nyasa, all use the lake for
navigation (Denconsult 1998). The section of the Zambezi running 570 kilometres from Mphanda Nkuwa, Mozambique to the Indian Ocean is the longest navigable portion of the river.