Benin - Ndali-Nikki-Chicandou Nigerian border road asphalting project

Project Summary

Approval Date 07 Apr 2010
Signature Date 22 Apr 2010
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 31,825,751.04
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project under consideration concerns the Ndali-Nikki-Chicandou-Nigerian Border section, which constitutes one of the missing links of the Lamakara (Togo)-Ouaké-Ndali-Chicandou-Chicanda-Ilorin (Nigeria) corridor. The Project road is part of Benin’s strategic road axes connecting the hinterland countries, the Cotonou Port and WAEMU inter-State highways. The Ndali-Nikki-ChicandouNigerian Border Road forms part of the Lamakara-Ndali-Chicandou-Nigerian border transit corridor, which links Togo to Nigeria, cutting across the entire breadth of Benin. The Bank’s intervention responds to a dire need to ensure traffic flow between Cotonou Port and the hinterland countries, and help to reinforce Benin’s transit role by improving trade between Nigeria and Togo. The road project entails: (i) the development and asphalting of 77 km; (ii) ancillary works and specific actions for women; (iii) control and supervision of works; and (iv) institution building and project management. The total project cost, including physical and financial contingencies, is estimated at CFAF 26.15 billion - equivalent to UA 36.85 million (UAM).

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the project is to contribute to opening up the country, strengthening regional integration and increasing regional trade (WAEMU and ECOWAS). The specific objectives are to improve: (i) movement of goods and persons on the NdaliNikki-Chicandou-Nigerian Road Section of the Lamakara (Togo) Ouaké-Ndali-ChicandaIlorin (Nigeria); and (ii) the living conditions of the communities within the project impact area (PIA).


In general, the direct beneficiaries of the projects will be the residents, farmers, stock breeders, traders, suppliers, contractors, passengers, transport operators and local communities along the highway. Some of these beneficiaries will come from other communes of Benin as well as neighbouring countries, particularly from Nigeria.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government of Benin
Direction Générale des Travaux Publics
Government Of Benin


IATI identifier 46002-P-BJ-DB0-013
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Lydie EHOUMAN

Geographic Location

Country Benin
Coordinates Location Name
9.95336 3.15601 Nikki
9.73027 2.45032 Ndali
9.83333 3.35 Chikanda
9.93389 3.20444 Nikki