Niger - Integrated Project for Opening Up the Hamdara-WachaDungass- Nigeria Border Cross-Border Production Areas (PIDZT)

Project Summary

Approval Date 16 Mar 2022
Signature Date 14 Apr 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2026
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2026
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 90,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The project seeks to develop a 110-km road linking inter-State zones and open up areas with high agro-sylvo-pastoral potential. It is designed using an integrated approach and also to enhance the region’s wealth and opportunities. This will strengthen its impact on development, build the resilience of the population, and help transform the rural environment thanks to the resulting growth. The project comprises: (A) the development of the Hamdara-Wacha-Dungass-Nigerian Border Road, including environmental protection measures; (B) related works, particularly the rehabilitation/construction of socio-economic infrastructure, the development of 150 km related rural roads and 5 km roads in Dungass town, support for agro-pastoral value chains (construction of farmers’ houses and livestock vaccination parks, establishment of dairy units, etc.) and support for women and young people; (C) institutional support and project management.

Project Objectives

The project’s overall objective is to: (i) improve the country's internal and external accessibility; and (ii) increase sub-regional trade, while contributing to the transformation of rural areas. Specifically, the project aims to: (i) reduce travel time and vehicle operating costs; (ii) cut the cost of transporting goods; (iii) ensure the availability of transport services and facilitate the connectivity of agrosylvo-pastoral areas, as well as mining production areas; and (iv) improve access to social and administrative services.


The project will benefit the population of its area extended to the departments is estimated at 1,988,209 inhabitants (with 996,568 women). The project also has direct impacts on the border areas population in neighbouring Nigeria. It will involve several socio-professional stakeholders, particularly farmers, agro-pastoralists, pastoralists, traders, transporters, and crafts men and women, in addition to local communities and development institutions, etc.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


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


Contact Details

Name Olaya Dègnon Cestmir Albé HOUSSOU

Geographic Location

Country Niger
Coordinates Location Name
13.11505 9.48423 Dungass
15 10.5 Zinder
13.3652 9.2938 Wacha
13.67107 9.4727 Hamdara