Multinational - Project to Rehabilitate the Lomé-Cotonou Road and Facilitate Transport on the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor – Phase I

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Oct 2011
Signature Date 29 Nov 2011
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 75,651,480.44
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Project to Rehabilitate the Lomé-Cotonou Road and Facilitate Transport on the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor - Phase I aims to promote the integration of the West African Region and trade between Benin and Togo by improving infrastructure and road transport conditions between Lomé and Cotonou. The total cost, excluding taxes and customs duties, is estimated at UA 86.55 million (UA 67.86 M in foreign exchange and UA 18.69 M in local currency), of which UA 77.95 M will be provided by ADF.

Project Objectives

The expected outcomes are: a reduction in transport costs between Togo and Benin; reduction in goods transit time; reduction in road accidents; increased trade between Benin and Togo; access to larger markets beyond the borders of the two countries, which will provide conducive conditions for foreign investors; increased regional integration; poverty reduction through improved access to markets and productive areas, as well as improved autonomy among women and vulnerable groups. The project will comprise: (i) upgrading a 17.75 km-long road section between Pahou and Ouidah into a 2x2 carriageway, and periodic maintenance of 58.75 km-long road section between Ouidah and Hillacondji, including associated developments on the road; (ii) construction of Juxtaposed Border Posts (JBP); and (iii) final designs/bidding documents of Avépozo-Aného Road of the Corridor (28 km) in Togo, as well as in Comè-Lokossa-Dogbo (71 km) and Porto-Novo-Pobè-Obèllè Roads (91 km,) in Benin. Implementation of these activities will start from June 2012 and shall be achieved by December 2015.


The project will directly benefit transport users and the 2.5 million people (1.5 million in Benin and 1 million in Togo) living in the project area. It will contribute to reducing poverty in the project area and improving the living conditions of beneficiaries by reducing transport costs and improving access. Specifically, the project's direct beneficiaries will be the main socio-professional groups present in the PIA (fishermen, farmers, women’s associations, transporters, pupils attending schools near the road to be rehabilitated, traders, suppliers, contractors, travellers and transport operators), and neighbouring communities along the highway. Lastly, it will foster trade growth and enhance cooperation between ECOWAS countries in general, and between Benin and Togo in particular.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Commission de l' UEMOA


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-093
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name BOUBACAR Ibrahim

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
7.16667 2.58333 Département du Plateau
6.58333 1.83333 Département du Mono
7.08333 1.83333 Département du Kouffo
6.66667 2.5 Département de la Ouama
6.36736 2.4225 Cotonou
6.5 1.33333 Région Maritime
6.36667 1.66667 Préfecture des Lacs
9.16667 9.75 Plateau State
6.37069 2.11274 Ouidah
6.46756 2.01064 Kpomasse