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 2024
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21010
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.

Beneficiaries

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

Funding
African Development Fund
Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
AUTORITE ROUTIERE DE MADAGASCAR (ARM)

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-D00-045
Last Update 09 Sep 2019

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Contact Details

Name NYIRUBUTAMA Jean-Jacques
Email j.nyirubutama@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational