Madagascar - Indian Ocean - Project to Develop Corridors and Facilitate Trade

Project Summary

Approval Date 27 Nov 2018
Signature Date 17 Dec 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21012
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 62,380,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Project to Develop Corridors and Facilitate Trade aims to lay the groundwork for road network development in Southern Madagascar (currently the most isolated part of the Big Island), which is connected to potentially important ports on two maritime fronts: the South-West with Tuléar Port and the South-East with the Ehoala Mineral Port. Both ports provide the country access to the Mozambique Channel and Indian Ocean countries, respectively. The project is in line with the key regional operations of NEPAD, COMESA and SADC, and will contribute to strengthening Madagascar's integration with Southern African countries and IOC member countries. It will also improve traffic conditions, and reduce travel time and costs to coastal hubs that connect with countries in the region. It will be implemented over 5 years, from 2019 to 2023. The project will open up Southern Madagascar, thus unlocking a vast region with a considerable agricultural potential to the rest of the country and through the two seaports (Ehoala and Tuléar), and providing access to COMESA countries and the Indian Ocean.

Project Objectives

The project's overall objective is to help improve Madagascar's connectivity with countries of the sub-region, with a view to increasing trade. The specific objectives pursued include: (i) opening up Madagascar’s Southern Region by improving its accessibility; (ii) promoting trade by facilitating export processes to add value to various activities that are typical to Southern Madagascar, particularly agriculture, mining and tourism; and (iii) improving the living conditions of the PIA population.


The beneficiaries targeted by the project are the Malagasy Government, COMESA countries and the Indian Ocean as well as area’s population, mainly made up of farmers, fishermen and agro-pastoralists.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-D00-045
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name NYIRUBUTAMA Jean-Jacques

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-22.8222 47.8261 Farafangana
-15.7833 49 Manja
-20.2 45.07 Menabe Region
-23.45 45.0833 Benenitra
-21.745 43.3606 Morombe
-24.57984 47.07822 Taolagnaro
-19.1789 45.38727 Miandrivazo District
-20.636 45.165 Mahabo District
-20.527 44.368 Morondava District
-24.1 46.3 Anosy Region