Senegal - Project to rehabilitate National Road 2 (RN2) and open up access to Morphil Island

Project Summary

Approval Date 16 Dec 2015
Signature Date 22 Jan 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Commitment U.A 98,559,261.19
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Project to rehabilitate National Road 2 (RN2) and open up access to Morphil Island is an investment project for the rehabilitation of road infrastructure. The project includes the development and paving of roads on Morphil Island, which is an area with great agricultural potential and where the populations face enormous difficulties in their movements and trade with the rest of the country. The development of this area is constrained by its landlocked status and requires the construction of road infrastructure, to ensure permanent links between different localities. This road infrastructure development and paving programme in Morphil Island will link the populations concerned to National Road 2 and, therefore, ensure territorial continuity of the region with the rest of the country. The project will also contribute to the objectives of the National Rice Self-sufficiency Programme (PNAR). Project activities will be implemented from September 2015 to December 2018. The total cost of the entire project, net of taxes and customs duties, is estimated at UA 283.98 million (EUR 361.15 million).

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the project is to help reduce poverty and increase regional trade. Its specific objectives are to: (i) improve the service level on National Highway 2 (RN2); (ii) open up Morphil Island; and (iii) improve the living conditions of the population in the project area.


The main project beneficiaries are the farmers, who face difficulties in obtaining inputs and marketing their products due to the poor state of the roads. The project will have a positive impact on women and young people by improving their access to socio-economic activities and creating new employment opportunities. Other project beneficiaries are the manufacturers, carriers and shippers, who will witness a significant reduction of their operating and logistic costs as a result of the rehabilitation of highways and development of rural roads.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Senegal
Agence des Travaux et de Gestion des Routes


IATI identifier 46002-P-SN-DB0-021
Last Update 11 Jul 2020


Contact Details

Name WADE Mohamed El Abass

Geographic Location

Country Senegal
Coordinates Location Name
15.92389 -13.65778 Thilogne
16.16217 -13.88537 Saldé
16.61778 -15.04139 Podor
16.25 -14.5 Podor
15.60588 -13.3223 Ouro Sogui
16.51293 -14.64706 Ndioum
16.58356 -14.58384 Île à Morfil
15.65587 -13.25544 Matam
16.37863 -14.05603 Kaskas
16.58527 -14.65693 Halvar