Multinational - Mali - Côte d’Ivoire: Road Development and Transport Facilitation Project on the Bamako-zantiebougou-san Pedro Corridor

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 Nov 2015
Signature Date 03 May 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 May 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 May 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 70,227,540.02
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Ivorian and Malian Governments submitted to the Bank a financing request for supporting the implementation of the Road Upgrading and Transport Facilitation Project on the Corridor Bamako-Zantiébougou-San Pedro. It includes the upgrading and asphalting of the following road sections: (i) in Mali, the road linking Zantiébougou-Kolondieba-Côte d’Ivoire Border (140 km); and (ii) in Côte d'Ivoire, the road section Boundiali-Kani (135 km).

Project Objectives

The Project's overall objective is to contribute to the promotion of sub-regional integration within the WAEMU region, and increased trade between Mali and Côte d'Ivoire. The Project's specific objective is to improve traffic flow and reduce transport time and cost on the Bamako-San Pedro Corridor.


Fo the Mali section, the road reaches 21 communities across five municipalities in the Sikasso region, among which Kolondiéba circle (extended ZIP) being the most important city rapidly expanding. Its population is estimated at 202,618 inhabitants, of which 51.5% are women and 48.5% are men. Nearly 60% of the population is less than 30 years-old and hard-hit by unemployment and underemployment due to a mismatch of training skills and job market realities. The Sikasso region is known for its high potential in agriculture, farming and livestock. In Côte d'Ivoire, the road will cross two major districts, the District of Kani (23,684 inhabitants) and the District of Boundiali (163,425 inhabitants), of which women represent 48% of the combined population for these two districts. The project will have a positive impact on local populations in both countries in terms of access to basic social services and reduced cost of inputs as the road will provide a development opportunity for local communities.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund
Government of Multinational


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-152
Last Update 22 Mar 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
8.47807 -6.60509 Kani
5.30966 -4.01266 Abidjan
9.52167 -6.48694 Boundiali
12.65 -8 Bamako
11.27243 -7.3474 Bougouni Cercle
11.38375 -7.25462 Zantiébougou
10.48115 -6.40694 Tengrela