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2006

Road Improvement and Transport Facilitation Program on the Southbound Bamako-Dakar Corridor under EPSA for Africa (Senegal)

Sénégal

Road Improvement and Transport Facilitation Program on the Southbound Bamako-Dakar Corridor under EPSA for Africa (Senegal)

Pays : Sénégal

Date : 2006

Résumé du projet

The Project aims at enhancing transportation capacity by constructing an international arterial highway linking Dakar, the capital city of Republic of Senegal, to Bamako, the capital city of neighboring Republic of Mali. The Project will also develop farm roads connecting to the highway, thereby improving access to basic social services for people living along the highway. Whereas the region along the Project has good potential for agricultural development, the underdeveloped roads providing linkage between the farm land and the market are creating a bottleneck to invigorating local economic activities and upgrading the living standard of community residents. The Project is thus expected to boost transportation capacity and eventually contribute to poverty reduction in this region.

The Western African region including Senegal has been pursuing regional integration by forming Union Economique et Monetaire Ouest Africane (UEMOA) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). There is thus a growing call for cross-border infrastructure development. Mali is a land-locked country and relies on its neighboring countries for marine transport. Because the civil conflict that broke out in Ivory Coast has made it difficult for the country to use overland transport route to Abidjan Port, the largest imports and exports base, Mali has been shifting its cargo distribution route to Senegal. Against this background, the Project is expected to secure a distribution route to ship farm products, mineral resources and others to Dakar, a market and an exporting base of these products, by developing an artery highway, thereby contributing to economic growth not only in Senegal but in the surrounding areas as well. In this context, the Project is regarded as a feature project of efforts advocated by "the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)", which aims to develop cross-border infrastructure for regional integration in Africa.

Organisme d’exécution : Agence Autonome des Travaux Routiers (AATR)

Montant du prêt : Amount (million yen) 960

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