Multinational - Addendum Guinea-Mano River Union Road Developement and Transport Facilitation Programme- Phase 3

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Oct 2022
Signature Date 30 Nov 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2025
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Commitment U.A 6,030,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

This intervention concerns the Mano River Union Road Development and Transport Facilitation programme (MRU/RDTFP), Phase III. It aims to build resilience at the community and regional levels where inadequate physical infrastructure, particularly in the energy, water, and road sectors. The design of the Programme has taken into consideration the fragility of the region resulting from the protracted civil war which weakened institutional capacity, as well as the high vulnerability of the roads to heavy rains and floods. This Phase 3 of the Programme will consist of: (i) the development and asphalting of: (i) 89 km of road, including 50 km in Liberia and 25 km in Sierra Leone to be upgraded according to ECOWAS standards (7m of pavement and two shoulders of 1.5m each with an asphalt concrete structure); (ii) road studies on 197 km , including 27 km in Guinea, 90km in Sierra Leone and 80 km in Liberia (iii) the construction of a 276 meters bridge over the Makona (Moa) River between Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Project Objectives

Strategically, the Programme aims to contribute to the opening up of the interior of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone and to the strengthening of sub-regional integration and trade. Specifically, the Programme will (i) improve the level of service of the Kailahun - Beudu road (25km) on the Kailahun - Koindu corridor in Sierra Leone linking Guinea and Liberia borders including the construction of the peace bridge of 276m on Makona River and Putuken - John Davies Town (50 km) which is on the Fish Town - Zwedru axis in Liberia; (ii) improve safety and crossing conditions of the Makona River (Moa) at the Guinea - Sierra Leone border; (iii) improve accessibility and living conditions of the populations in the Programme's Zone of Direct Influence (PDIA); and (iv) help build the portfolio of future road Programmes (new pipeline) by carrying out road studies.


The main beneficiaries of the program are the populations in the N'Zérékoré Region, particularly the Prefecture of Gueckedou in Guinea, River Gee and Grand Gedeh Counties in Liberia and the Eastern Province, particularly the Kailahun District in Sierra Leone.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-250
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Tyoro YAGUE

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
8.56744 -10.1336 Gueckedou
8.20833 -9.06944 Nzerekore Region
5.91667 -8.08333 Grand Gedeh County
5.31667 -7.8 River Gee County
8.10768 -10.75146 Kailahun District