Sierra Leone - The Lungi-Port Loko Road Upgrading Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Jun 2009
Signature Date 11 Sep 2009
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2014
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2014
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21012
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 26,260,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Lungi – Port Loko road project will connect the Port Loko district to the Economic Community of West African States regional priority Freetown – Conakry road corridor and therefore will promote regional economic integration with Guinea and other trading partners. The project covers construction works for the upgrading of 62km Lungi -Port Loko road to paved standards and the rehabilitation of 6.5km of Lungi township roads, the gravelling of 30km of earth feeder roads and construction of social infrastructure for local small scale farmers. The investment requirements for this project stem from the current situation of poor condition of the road which is a major impediment to movements of goods and people in the Port Loko District and beyond. The duration of its implementation is 24 months (January 2010 to January 2012). The total costs, exclusive of taxes and duties are UA 26.26 million.

Project Objectives

The overarching goal of the project is to contribute to the post-war rehabilitation of basic road network in order to promote socio-economic development, regional integration and poverty reduction efforts. The specific project objective is to connect, using a paved road, Port Loko and the rest of north and east of Sierra Leone with the airport city of Lungi; and to connect airport city with Freetown, the economic and political capital of Sierra Leone. The road is also part of regional network connecting Liberia and Guinea and will also promote regional integration.

Beneficiaries

The project beneficiaries are estimated at about 480 thousand people, that is 8.4% of Sierra Leone’s population. They are made up of inhabitants of the project area (PA) and road users.

Participating Organization

Funding
Fragile States Facility
Extending
Government Of Sierra Leone
Implementing
Sierra Leone Roads Authority

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-SL-D00-004
Last Update 20 Jun 2021

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Contact Details

Name MWILA Aaron Katambula
Email a.mwila@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Sierra Leone
Coordinates Location Name
8.75 -12.6667 Port Loko District
8.76667 -12.7833 Port Loko
8.9 -12.5167 Lungi