Multinational - Boke-Quebo Road Improvement Project (Phase 1)

Project Summary

Approval Date 10 Oct 2018
Signature Date 23 Apr 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Commitment U.A 20,750,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed intervention relates to the Construction and Asphalting of the Boké-Québo Road. The project consists of the rehabilitation, construction and asphalting of the road between Boké (Guinea) and Québo (Guinea Bissau) and the rehabilitation of related tracks. The Boké-Québo section is located in the region of Boké, mainly within the Boké Prefecture in Guinea and the Tombali region in Guinea-Bissau. The Boké Prefecture and Tombali Region constitute the Project Direct Area of Influence (PDAI). The main bitumen axis is 87 km in Guinea and 25 km in Guinea Bissau, this axis has never been covered and exists on part of the route only in the form of a narrow track not passable wet season. In addition, an access ramp to the new bridge of Yérobéleya Wawa on the Kogon is to be built ex nihilo. Related tracks to be rehabilitated (uncoated) cover 71 km in Guinea and 20 km in Guinea Bissau. The development of the Boké-Québo section as part of this project will complete the missing link of the land link between Conakry and Bissau, capitals of Guinea and Guinea Bissau, of the Dakar-Lagos corridor. The project comprises five (05) components, namely: (1) road reconstruction; (2) development and related measures; (3) transportation facilitation; (4) support to the transport sector; and (5) project management.

Project Objectives

At the strategic level, the aim of the project is to contribute to strengthening sub-regional integration and trade. At the sectoral level, the project aims to strengthen the external opening up of Guinea and Guinea Bissau. Specifically, the project will: improve the level of service of the Boké-Québo road; reduce the details of crossing the Cogon River by building a bridge to replace the current ferry, remove some of the obstacles to the movement of goods and people and improve accessibility and living conditions populations in the project's area of direct influence (ZIDP).


The populations living near the project area will be the first beneficiaries of the positive spin-offs. In addition, it will benefit road users. The presence of construction sites will directly lead to the creation of many jobs that will benefit these populations. Populations residing near the covered axis and associated tracks will benefit from faster and cheaper access to social and health facilities: schools, health centers and hospitals, administrative buildings, among others, commercial transactions such as markets and shops.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-221
Last Update 18 Feb 2020


Contact Details

Name ILBOUDO Jean-Noel

Geographic Location

Country Multinational