|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|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
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).
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.
African Development Fund
Government of Benin
Direction Générale des Travaux Publics
|Last Update||06 Dec 2022|