Multinational - Mano River Union Road Development and Transport Facilitation Programme, Phase II

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Sep 2018
Signature Date 03 Oct 2018
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 38,810,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Road Development and Transport Facilitation Programme – Phase 2, is a regional initiative to develop and pave a total of 67.1 km of road linking the South-eastern Liberia and western part of Cote D’Ivoire. The road sections concerned are: (i) Development of 20 km road from Fish Town to Kelipo (River Gee County in Liberia) and (ii) Development of 47.1 km from Sanniquellie to Loguatuo of Liberia, up to the Border town of Gbeunta in Cote D’Ivoire. These road sections are still dirt roads, barely 6 metres wide and impassable for most of the year. The bridges spanning the numerous rivers in the area are built of makeshift timber and they have numerous road checkpoints and ill-adapted border posts that render journeys long and fastidious. This calls for the development and paving of the roads, construction of 36.55-meter span bridge on the Nuon River connecting Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire at the Loguatuo/Gbeunta Border and the construction of joint border control posts. The programme will be executed from January 2019 to December 2022 for an estimated total cost of UA 61.88 million.

Project Objectives

The Programme Objective is to provide efficient road transport access to South East and North West Counties of Liberia and Western part of Côte d’Ivoire.


Overall, the programme will benefit almost 790,694 inhabitants (of which 49.5% on average are women) within the communes along the project roads. Other beneficiaries are the socio-professional groups present in the programme area (anglers, farmers, women associations, and suppliers, entrepreneurs, engineering consultancy firms, transporters and miners). The indirect beneficiaries are the people of the two programme countries and of the neighbouring countries, especially Guinea and, by extension, West African countries.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-172
Last Update 02 Oct 2022


Contact Details

Name TAMBAH Prince Desea

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
7.36043 -8.74008 Sanniquelleh- Mahn
5.19739 -7.87579 Fish Town