Benin - Parakou Urban Transport Project – Additional loan

Project Summary

Approval Date 03 Jun 2015
Signature Date 15 Sep 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21012
Commitment U.A 11,530,000
Status Cancelled

Project General Description

The present intervention relates to the additional loan to the Parakou Urban Transport Project. Parakou is the third largest city in the country with more than 200,000 inhabitants and the capital of one of Benin's most productive regions. The urban transport project aims to improve urban mobility and living conditions in the intervention area while reducing road accidents. The expected results of this project include improving the average rush hour traffic speed on both project roads, reducing road accidents, creating jobs and improving the productivity of urban economic activities in Parakou. The development of the city of Parakou will make it attractive, which will stimulate agricultural production and improve household incomes in the Borgou Department as well as the country's competitiveness. The main components of the project are: (i) road development; (ii) right-of-way release; (iii) strengthening municipal management and infrastructure; and (iv) project management.

Project Objectives

The project goal is to improve urban mobility in Parakou and living conditions of people in the project area while reducing road accidents. Project specific objectives outline as follows (i) upgrade the level of road service and reduce road accidents; (ii) ensure efficiency of urban activities and improved living conditions of the communities in the city of Parakou.


200,000 inhabitants are the beneficiaries of the project (49.9% women) of the 3 districts of the city of Parakou. Specifically, the direct beneficiaries will be the main socio-professional groups in the PIA (road users, carriers/transport operators, traders, industrialists, women's groups, farmers, schools and health centres users bordering the two project roads, etc.) and local communities along the roads. The indirect beneficiaries include people from other cities of Benin, including Borgou cotton farmers and also from neighbouring countries, especially Niger, Burkina Faso, Togo and Nigeria.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MTPT) of Benin


IATI identifier 46002-P-BJ-D00-007
Last Update 22 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Ibrahim BOUBACAR

Geographic Location

Country Benin
Coordinates Location Name
9.5 2.25 Benin
9.34991 2.62262 Commune of Parakou
9.33716 2.63031 Parakou
9.67521 3.27015 Sinagourou
9.00933 2.59439 Sinagourou
9.36592 2.60672 Wansirou