Multinational - Feasibility study of a deep sea port in Guinea-Bissau

Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Dec 2018
Signature Date 01 Aug 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21040
Commitment U.A 1,562,646.5
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed intervention concerns the financing of preparatory activities for the construction of a deep-water port for mineral and commercial activities at Buba in the southern region of Guinea-Bissau. The project is part of the AfDB-led Lusophone Compact and is an integral part of the Strategy for the Development of Mineral Resources and the Opening up of the Internal Regions of Guinea-Bissau. In addition, it is in line with the Priority Action Plan of the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PAP-PIDA) under program T.16 on the development of port and rail hubs in West Africa. This project aims to facilitate the export of Guinea-Bissau products, particularly bauxite and other mining products, and to improve their competitiveness. It is of key importance for the development of West Africa because of its strong integrating power and the increase in intra-community trade that will result from its implementation. The activities supported by the Bank (FPPI-NEPAD) within the framework of this operation are based on six major components: (a) Technical studies and PPP structuring; (b) Project management; (c) Capacity building; (d) Marketing and commercialization of the project; (e) Donors' round table, and (f) Audit. These activities are expected to improve the maturity of the project. The total cost of the preparatory activities amounts to US$ 2329355. The estimated overall duration of the planned activities is twelve (12) months from the date of mobilization of the consultancy firm.

Project Objectives

The objective of the proposed activities is to carry out studies to: (i) confirm the viability of the Buba site selected for the development of the envisaged deepwater mineral and commercial port; (ii) determine the technical, economic, financial and socio-environmental feasibility of the construction of the said port; (iii) design and dimension at the level of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies (PFS), the future port platform; (iv) propose a PPP Model for the concessioning of the future port, and (v) make recommendations regarding the management of the environmental and social impact of the envisaged developments.


This project will essentially benefit Guinea-Bissau and its neighboring countries, namely Senegal and Guinea-Conakry.

Participating Organization

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DD0-020
Last Update 02 Dec 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
11.86357 -15.59767 Bissau