|Approval Date||17 Dec 2021|
|Signature Date||24 Feb 2022|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2026|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
The proposed intervention is an AfDB loan of EUR 117.62 million and an Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF) loan of EUR 44.00 million to the Republic of Senegal to contribute to the financing of phase I of the Programme to Open Up Agricultural and Mining Areas (PDZAM). The programme, which involves 786.20 kilometres of roads of roads to be developed and/or rehabilitated, will be financed in several phases. Phase 1 will concern 482.94 kilometres of roads covering the Kidira-Bakel section (65 kilometres), the Boucle du Riz section (172.44 kilometres), the Louga-Keur Momar Sarr-Richard Toll section (116.27 kilometres), the Orofondé-Matam section in Dandé Mayo Nord (104.23 kilometres), and a 25-kilometre stretch of National Highway No. 2 – RN2 (Thiès-Kébémer). The implementation of this programme will contribute to developing and unlocking the economic potential of Senegal’s northern regions by reducing transport costs. This first phase will be implemented over a period of 4 years.
The programme’s strategic objective is to contribute to: (i) increasing rice production and achieving self-sufficiency in cereals; and (ii) increasing mining production, particularly for phosphates. More specifically, the programme will help to: (i) improve service quality on the Bakel-Kidira, Louga-Keur Momar Sarr-Richard Toll, Boucle du Riz, and Dandé Mayo roads and on RN2 between Thiès and Kébémer, while building the resilience of these facilities to the vagaries of climate; (ii) facilitate linkage between the mining production areas of Matam and the Dakar-Bamako railway line which will be rehabilitated; and (iii) improve road access and the living conditions of the population in the direct programme impact area (DPIA).
The roads targeted under the programme are located in the regions of Thiès, Tambacounda, Saint-Louis, Louga and Matam, especially in the counties of Thiès, Tivaouane, Louga, Saint-Louis, Dagana, Matam, Bakel, Kebemer and Kanel which make up the direct programme impact area (DPIA). However, some road sections are part of the Nouakchott-Dakar Trans-African road corridor and/or serve as national roads. The extended programme impact area (EPIA) covers the regions listed above as well as the region of Dakar in Senegal and Mauritania. The DPIA covers a surface area of 28,812 square kilometres, that is 14.64% of the country’s surface area and, in 2019, had an estimated population of 2,902,632 inhabitants, representing about 17.91% of the country’s population. Women represent 50.17% of the population in the DPIA. The proportion of the population living in rural areas is 57.74%.
African Development Bank
AGENCE DES TRAVAUX ET DE GESTIONS DES ROUTES (AGEROUTE)
|Last Update||16 May 2022|