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MULTINATIONAL - GUINEA - Coyah-Farmoreah-Sierra Leone Border Road Reconstruction Project - Project Appraisal

02-Nov-2017

The border areas of the Mano River Union (MRU) countries, namely Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, are among the main fragile zones on the continent. The landlocked nature of these areas is one of the factors that have transformed them into hotbeds of poverty and undermined trade between the various countries. For several years now,MRU States have adopted the construction of good quality interstatehighways as one oftheir major priority objectives. Given the significant financial resources needed to implement such projects, a gradual development process became necessary. Hence, for the Conakry-Coyah-Farmoreah -Pamélap -Freetown segment which is part of Trans-AfricanHighway 7 (Dakar-Lagos Corridor): (i) the Bank financed the widening of the Tombo-Gbessia road (the main route out of Conakry) in 2005 and the Lungi-Port Loko-Freetown road upgradeproject in 2009; and (ii) between 2010 and 2012, the EU funded the construction of an 85-kilometre segment on theFarmoréah Pamalap -Sierra Leone/Guinea border-Rogbere road, the construction of juxtaposed checkpoints (JCP) at the border in Pamélap and reconstruction studies on the Coyah-Farmoréah segment, which is the only section on the corridor havinggeometric characteristics that fall short of ECOWAS standards.Accordingly, in February 2015, the Guinean Government submitted a request to the Bank for the financing of the Coyah-Farmoréah Road Reconstruction Project

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