Somalia - Road Infrastructure Programme (RIP)

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Jul 2019
Signature Date 27 Aug 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Commitment U.A 12,130,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Road Infrastructure Programme aims to improve management of the road sector at the national level and improve transport connectivity for road users in the targeted road corridors for rehabilitation while reinforcing the capacities of federal and regional institutions that manage road infrastructure. The programme entails: (i) rehabilitation and surface dressing of 82km (BeledWeyne-Kalabeyr 22km; and Dhusamareb-Qaradhi 60km) of the existing 327km, 7.3m wide Beled Weyne-Galkayo paved road; (ii) rehabilitation and surface dressing of 85 km(Galkayo-Faratoyo) of the existing 240 km, 7.3 m wide Galkayo-Garowe paved road; (iii) rehabilitation and construction of the existing 80km, 7.3m wide Luuq, Ganane-Dolow earth road to gravel road standard; and (iv) new construction of 100 km, 7.3m wide Galkayo-Elgula (part of 241km Galkayo-Hobyo feeder road) to compacted gravel standard and Feasibility study, environmental and social impact assessment and detailed engineering design of 280 km Lowyaddo-Farddaha-Borama road.

Project Objectives

The project’s overall development objective is to support and improve Somalia’s economic growth by providing enhanced transport facilities that are reliable and cost effective, with a view to improving accessibility to services and transportation of persons and goods which will support economic and social development, as well as improving the stability of the country. The key outcomes include improved road connectivity and access to health and education services and markets for neighbouring communities; reduced travel times and costs; increased economic productivity, employment opportunities, regional integration and enhanced institutional capacity.


Direct beneficiaries of the project include communities, road users, businesses, exporter, importers, traders, farmers, transporters and regional governments in the target areas . The communities and the country as a whole will benefit from connectivity, reduced travel time and ransport costs and better quality of life. The project will provide employment opportunities for women and youth and the project communities will benefit indirectly from improved environment and economic activities. Capacity building and strengthening of the FGS MPWR&H and the infrastructure Ministries in the five FMSs (Galmudug, Hirshabelle, Jubaland, Puntland and South West) will lead to skills acquisition and enhanced performance. Finally, the technical assistance for Somaliland through preparation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), Resettlement Action Plan (RAP), and feasibility study, preliminary and detailed engineering designs for the Lowyaddo –Farddaha-Borama road will contribute to readiness and easy implementation of the project when funds become available.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-SO-DB0-005
Last Update 20 Oct 2020


Contact Details

Name KATALA Jumbe Naligia

Geographic Location

Country Somalia