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
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.


Le projet bénéficiera à la population de la ZIP élargie aux départements est estimée à 1 988 209 habitants (dont 996 568 Femmes). Le projet impacte aussi directement les populations des localités frontalières situées au Nigéria voisin. Elle concernera plusieurs acteurs socio-professionnels, en particulier les agriculteur(trice)s, les agro-éleveurs, les pasteurs, les commerçant(e)s, les transporteurs, les artisans en plus des communautés locales et des institutions de développement etc.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-NE-DB0-013
Last Update 28 Nov 2022


Contact Details

Name HOUSSOU Olaya Dègnon Cestmir Albéric

Geographic Location

Country Niger
Coordinates Location Name
15 10.5 Zinder