|Approval Date||27 Nov 2018|
|Signature Date||17 Dec 2018|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2023|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21012|
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.
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.
African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
AUTORITE ROUTIERE DE MADAGASCAR (ARM)
|Last Update||17 Sep 2021|