Chad - Massaguet-Ngoura Road Development

Project Summary

Approval Date 27 Apr 2000
Signature Date 18 May 2000
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2004
Last Disbursement Planned Date 01 Mar 2003
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21020
Commitment U.A 4,021.73
Status Cancelled

Project General Description

The 120 km long Massaguet-Ngoura road is a continuation of the Djermaya-Massaguet project developed on ADF-VII financing. These sections of the road form part of the N’Djamena-Abeche-Adre-Sudanese border road which is one of the priority roads to open up the country. The project falls in priority, under the Third Transport Sector Programme (PST3). The developments envisaged are in response to the following necessities : i) domestic and external opening up of Chad as one of the conditions recommended by the second and third transport sector projects, for road infrastructure in general and the N’Djamena-Abeche-Adre-Sudanese border axis in particular ; and ii) improvement in the living conditions of the populations in the project area. The project will provide a road motorable in all seasons, boreholes supplying drinking water at all times as well as permanent and safe schools. Moreover, it will help provide MTPTHU with weigh-bridges and train two employees of its road planning unit (Cpr) and two DSP employees. This will make the Ministry more efficient in its interventions for the protection of road investments (monitoring of the weight of vehicles) and their programming. The estimated total project cost, excluding taxes and customs duty, amounts to UA 41.13 million.

Project Objectives

The project will help achieve the objectives envisaged by the Government in the transport sector namely: improve access to more efficient modes of transport as well as better domestic and external transport services. This will help in opening up the country and in regional integration. In its specific aspect, the project aims at : (1) improving the socio-economic conditions of the population in the project area by creating a permanent link between Massaguet and Ngoura and undertaking related developments; and (2) an institutional capacity building of the Ministry of Works, Transport, Housing and Town Planning (MTPTHU).


The main beneficiaries of the project's actions are the resident populations of the project area estimated at about 3.26 million inhabitants, about 44% of that of the country. In this area of the project, the segments of the population most vulnerable to the impact of the deterioration of the project road and poor living conditions, are the rurals (71%), women (52%) and children under 15 (48%).

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Chad


IATI identifier 46002-P-TD-DB0-003
Last Update 16 Jan 2020


Contact Details

Name SOUARE Mamady

Geographic Location

Country Chad