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 25 Jan 2016
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21020
Commitment U.A 70,770,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Ivorian and Malian authorities requested the African Development Bank (AfDB) to support 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 sections: (i) in Mali, the road Zantiébougou-Kolondieba-Côte d’Ivoire Border (140 km); and (ii) in Côte d'Ivoire, the road Boundiali -Kani (135 km).

Project Objectives

The project of Road Upgrading and Transport Facilitation on the corridor Bamako - Zantiébougou San Pedro 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. Project specific objective is to improve traffic flow and reduce the time and cost of transport on the Corridor Bamako - San Pedro.


The project road passes through 21 human communities the most important is in the city of Kolondiéba rapidly expanding. The road will provide a development opportunity for these communities. The circle of Kolondièba has 202, 618 inhabitants of which 29, 994 households including 51.5% women and 48.5% men. The annual growth rate is 3.6%, mainly in the municipalities of Fakola, Bougoula and Kolosso. Nearly 60% of the population is young, hence the issue of employment due to the mismatch of training and the realities. The population of Kolondièba circle is also unevenly distributed. The road Kani-Boundiali road crosses over twenty (20) towns and /or villages and settlements. These lands are located either in the municipal or sub-prefectural area or in the rural area. These communities are: The Municipality and the Sub-Prefecture of Kani; the villages and settlements of Kanga, komatou, Soba, Frototou, Massasso, Mananbri and the Sub-prefecture of Fadiadougou. There are also the villages and settlements of Batogo, Massasso Sénoufo, Banandjé, Migninideni, Kokodjimonon, the Municipality and the Sub-prefecture of Morondo; the localities of Séfrédo, Hérémankono, Tchèklétogoda, Niguédougou, Sélého, Farandougou, Kebi, Gbémou and finally the Municipality and Subprefecture of Boundiali.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
Direction Nationale des Routes


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-168
Last Update 31 Oct 2019


Contact Details

Name YOUGBARE Barnabe

Geographic Location

Country Multinational