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Regional Integration: ADF Seeks to Connect Dar Es Salaam to Kigali by Rail

20-Oct-2004 - The study on the Isaka (Tanzania) - Kigali (Rwanda) railway, for which the ADF today approved funding in the tune of 1.66 million Units of Account (US$ 2.4 million, equivalent to RWF 1.4 billion or TZS 2.6 billion), will contribute to the creation of a transport community program which is efficient and economical and which promotes regional economic integration. The study aims at determining the optimum solution for the operation of a railway line between Isaka and Kigali on the "Central Transport Corridor" with a view to opening up Rwanda.

ADF Supports Post-War Reconstruction in Sierra Leone - ADF Grant will strengthen Public Finance and Energy Sectors

20-Oct-2004 - The Board of Directors of the African development Fund (AfDF), the concessional window of the ADB Group, on Wednesday in Tunis, approved a grant of 2.79 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to 4.10 million US dollars to strengthen the country's public finance and the energy sectors. Sierra Leone witnessed a brutal war between 1990-2000 that displaced half of its population, disrupted the economy and destroyed the infrastructure including the public electricity supply system.

African Development Fund Earmarks Support for Needy Zambian Children

13-Oct-2004 - The African Development Bank Group has decided to assist the government in its efforts to find a solution to this problem with a loan and a grant of 13.66 million Units of Account (UA*) equivalent to 20.06 million US dollars. The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the ADB, approved in Tunis on Wednesday, the loan of 9.77 million UA, equivalent to 14.35 million US dollars and the grant of 3.89 million UA, equivalent to 5.71 million US dollars to finance the child welfare project.

Ethiopia Reinforces Poverty Reduction Reforms with ADF Support

13-Oct-2004 - In order to tackle the challenges posed by these problems, the African Development Fund (ADF) is partnering with the Ethiopian Government in its efforts to enhance sustainable development and reduce poverty. The Fund has approved a loan of 60 million Units of Account (US$ 88 million) aimed to support the implementation of the Government’s Sustainable Development & Poverty Reduction Programme.

ADF Supports Rural Electrification in Senegal

13-Oct-2004 - This new intervention of the ADF, which has approved today a loan of 9.58 million units of account (US$ 14 million), will support a rural electrification project in the Senegalese region of Louga. The project will help improve the living conditions of rural populations through improved access to electricity and enhanced management capacity of sub-sector institutions, while promoting productive sectors (trade, cottage industries, stockbreeding, etc.).

Ethiopia Reaches Completion Point in HIPC Initiative: Obtains major debt relief from the AfDB

13-Oct-2004 - The Bank will, as a result, provide irrevocable debt relief of US$ 339.5 million in net present value (NPV) terms to the country. Ethiopia will be released from up to 80 percent of annual debt service to the Bank Group until the entire amount is delivered. In practical terms, its 2004 debt service obligations, for example, will fall from about US$ 41.33 million to about US$ 11.28 million. To reach completion point, the government had to fulfill three key conditions: - Completion and satisfactory implementation of its agreed Poverty Reduction...

Niger Reaches Completion Point in HIPC Initiative: Obtains major debt relief from the AfDB

13-Oct-2004 - The Bank Group will, as a result, provide irrevocable debt relief of US$ 50.01 million in net present value (NPV) terms to the country. Niger will be released from up to 80 percent of annual debt service obligations to the Bank Group until the entire amount is delivered in July 2024.

Le FAD soutient le développement de la pêche continentale au Mali

06-Oct-2004 - Le Projet d’appui au développement de la pêche continentale (Padepeche), adopté mercredi par le Fonds africain de développement, est une réponse à l’absence d’infrastructures de base, de centres de traitement et conditionnement, ainsi que la faible capacité des populations bénéficiaires et des services d’encadrement. Un prêt de 15 millions d’unités de compte (UC), équivalant à 22 millions de dollars EU (11,6 milliards FCFA), financera le projet.

ADF Supports Growth, Poverty Reduction and Good Governance in Cape Verde

06-Oct-2004 - The African Development Fund (ADF) has decided to support the process with a loan of 2.50 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to 3.67 million US dollars, approved by its Board of Directors in Tunis on Wednesday. The programme comprises four components: Consolidation of public finances; Strengthening of governance; Intensification of poverty reduction actions; and Elimination of structural constraints on growth and private sector development.

Rwanda Improves Food Security : An ADF project will help create 20,000 jobs

06-Oct-2004 - While improving the incomes of actors in the fisheries sub-sector in a sustainable manner, the project will contribute to strengthening food security in Rwanda, through a grant amounting to 1 million Units of Account (US$ 1.47 million or RWF 842 million) and a loan amounting to UA 13.76 million (US$ 20.21 million or RWF 11.6 billion).

ADF Supports Good Governance in Malawi

06-Oct-2004 - The Board of Directors of the ADF on Wednesday in Tunis approved a loan of 12 million Units of Account (UA), equivalent to 17.63 million US dollars in support of Malawi’s efforts to implement the policy reforms program aimed at promoting good governance in the country’s public sector.

ADF Supports the Nile Basin Initiative to strengthen the Water Sector in Member Countries

06-Oct-2004 - To support this Initiative, the African Development Fund (ADF) on 6 October 2004 inTunis, approved a grant amounting to 2.10 million Units of Account (UA), equivalent to 3.108 million US dollars which will be used to finance the Water Resources Planning and Management Project. The project will enable the NBI, in addition to the formulation of water policy, to undertake the following activities: - Water Resources Planning and Management; - Preparation of a computer based Decision Support System (DSS); - Regional coordination and Facilitation.