Zimbabwe: African Development Bank supports post cyclone recovery efforts with $24.7 million

The African Development Bank Group on 21 August 2019 signed a deal to support Zimbabwe’s post-cyclone Idai recovery plans with $24.7 million as part of its lead role to help restore livelihood and infrastructure in areas most hit by the disaster this year. Cyclone Idai hit the southern African nation in March, causing loss of lives, devastation, displacement and extensive damage to infrastructure in some eight districts. The Bank Group initially responded to the calamity with $250,000 to support the humanitarian aid response. The latest support, from the Bank’s Transitional...

Swaziland - Mbabane Bypass Road Project - Project Completion Report (PCR)

To fill the missing link on the Matsapha-Mbabane-Ngwenya corridor and provide the vital link towards enhancing regional integration through development of the east/west corridor which forms part of Swaziland’s commitment to the SATCC protocol; to ease the traffic flow between the South African border and the interior part of Swaziland which is currently the most heavily trafficked road in the country; to contribute towards achieving the sector goal by providing an efficient and cost-effective transport system for both national and international traffic within Swaziland; and to enhance...

Gabon: The African Development Bank’s funding improves conditions for those living by the country's main trunk road

Hermann Nzondo drives a taxi. He grimaces when he mentions the former National Highway 1: "Back then, the 119-km journey from Lambaréné to Mouila was not easy. You could only do it in a 4x4. But since they surfaced the road, a taxi can do the return journey in two hours instead of five”. Traffic conditions have improved hugely on this road since 2014, when it was refurbished thanks to an African Development Bank funding package of €260 million. The purpose was to modernise 250 km of roads in Gabon. Along the length of National Highway 1, five bridges...

Senegal - Community Feeder Roads Project to Support the National Rural Infrastructure Programme (PPC/PNIR) - Project Completion Report (PCR)

In 1997, the Government of Senegal prepared a poverty reduction plan and in 1999 adopted a Decentralised Rural Development Policy Letter which was the concrete expression of the decentralisation policy stipulated in the Local Authority Code promulgated in 1996. At the time, the Government had also prepared a Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) which in its current updated form (Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy Paper - PRSP II) is the reference framework for the activities of all development partners, including the Bank. The PPC/PNIR, which focuses primarily on opening up rural areas...

Tunisia - Electricity Distribution Network Rehabilitation Project (Electricity VII) - Project Completion Report (PCR)

In efforts to enhance the competitiveness of local enterprises within a context of economic liberalization, the Government of Tunisia undertook key reforms, including basic infrastructure upgrading. In 2003, the country’s economic development and improvement of the standard of living of the population brought about strong growth in electricity consumption (about 12% annually), leading to saturation of part of the distribution networks and degradation of the quality of service. To improve the quality of its service, STEG, in the 10 th Five-Year Socioeconomic Development Plan (2002-2006),...

Attribution de marchés - Guinée - Travaux de reconstruction de la route Coyah-Farmoréah-Frontière Sierra Léone (75km) en 2x1 voie en deux (02) Lot en république de Guinée


Project Brief - EASSy

The EASSy is an initiative to construct and operate a submarine fiber-optic cable along the east coast of Africa to connect 20 coastal and land-locked countries to each other and to the rest of the world. The project, with an estimated total cost of USD 235 million, will run cable from Port Sudan, Sudan to Mtunzini, South Africa, covering approximately 9,000 km. 29 leading telecommunications operators from East and Southern Africa make up the initial parties involved in the construction and maintenance of EASSy. The EASSy project will provide the last link to completely encircle Africa with...

Project Brief – Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF)

The project involves the participation of the Bank in the establishment of an Equity Fund dedicated to infrastructure in Africa, the Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund (“PAIDF” or the “Fund”); its incorporation will be done in Mauritius. Due to the long-term nature of infrastructure investments, the Fund will have a 15-year life. The investment period will be eight (8) years from the date of the Fund launch (“Investment Period”); which provides the Manager with a 7-year time horizon per investment to build, develop and grow each individual investment before exit. The Fund’s objective...

Project Brief – Sahanivotry Hydroelectric

The project comprises the construction of a 15 MW run-of-river hydroelectric power station on River Ampamehena in Sahanivotry, in the agro-industrial region of Antsirabe.Part of the river’s water shall be deviated by a small dam designed as a reinforced concrete embankment erected on emergent bedrock that equally forms a natural embankment.The water intake structure shall be fitted with special equipment that traps any solid matter found in the water (sand, pebbles, floating waste).The intake structure feeder canal shall be built with a very gentle slope on the left bank of the river,...

Madagascar : Transformer le pays en plateforme commerciale régionale avec la Banque africaine de développement

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, le 5 août 2019 - La Banque africaine de développement organise, du 5 au 7 août 2019, à Madagascar, un atelier de lancement du Projet d’aménagement de corridors et facilitation du commerce (PACFC). Cet atelier veut examiner avec le gouvernement malgache, les dispositions nécessaires à la mise en œuvre du projet, signé en décembre 2018. Le projet, d’un montant total de 156 millions de USD, est cofinancé à hauteur de 90 millions de dollars par un prêt du Fonds africain de développement et 45 millions de dollars par l’Union européenne, entre autres, dans le but de...

Namibia hails milestone as it launches expanded Walvis Bay Port

Namibian President Hage Geingob has hailed the expansion of the Walvis Bay port as a new chapter in the country’s economic transformation. Geingob officially launched the refurbished harbour on 2 August 2019, together with Gerson Hinda, Chairperson of the Board the Namibian Port Authority (Namport) and Noel Kulemeka, Operations Manager of the Southern Africa office of the African Development Bank, representing Akinwumi A. Adesina, the Bank’s President. “What we are witnessing today is thus a culmination of a long-cherished vision of transforming the predominantly fishing harbour...

EOI - Somalia - Technical Assistant/ Procurement Specialist

The Federal Government of Somalia has applied for financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Road Infrastructure Programme (RIP), and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for an Individual Consultant/ Technical Assistant - Procurement Specialist for Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H) under the Project

AOI - Sénégal - Projet de renforcement de l’alimentation en eau pour multi usages sur l’axe Louga – Thies – Dakar, à partir de la station de Keur Momar Sarr

La Société Nationale des Eaux du Sénégal (SONES) a obtenu un financement de la Banque Africaine de Développement pour financer le coût du Projet de construction d’une 3ème usine de traitement d’eau potable à Keur Momar Sarr et ses renforcements en aval. Il est prévu qu’une partie des sommes accordées au titre de ce financement sera utilisée pour effectuer les paiements prévus au titre des marchés de réalisation : LOT 1 : Travaux de construction d’un château d’eau de capacité     2 500 m3 à Thiès​ et LOT 2 : Travaux de fourniture et pose de canalisations en...

AOI - Sénégal - Travaux de construction de deux châteaux d’eau de 2 500 m3, d’un réservoir au sol de 10 000 m3 et d’une station de pompage de 6 300 m3/h à Dakar 2

La Société Nationale des eaux du Sénégal (SONES) a obtenu un financement de la Banque Africaine de Développement pour financer le coût du Projet de construction d’une 3ème usine de traitement d’eau potable à Keur Momar Sarr et ses renforcements en aval. Il est prévu qu’une partie des sommes accordées au titre de ce financement sera utilisée pour effectuer les paiements prévus au titre des marchés de réalisation des TRAVAUX DE CONSTRUCTION DE DEUX CHATEAUX D’EAU DE 2 500 M3, D’UN RESERVOIR AU SOL DE 10 000 M3 ET D’UNE STATION DE POMPAGE DE 6 300 M3/H A DAKAR 2.

Burkina faso - Leraba plain management and development project (paval) - Appraisal reports

The Léraba Plain Management and Development Project (PAVAL) constitutes a transformational operation since harnessing the Niofila dam water resources will enable the gravity irrigation of 1410 ha and the construction of infrastructure complexes to create micro-development hubs likely to boost the local economy. The choice of the technical options is based on various studies conducted during project preparation, namely the detailed design of the facilities, the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA), the socio-economic study and the baseline study. The project design emphasises an...

“Join Africa50 to lay the foundations for a more prosperous Africa,” African Development Bank urges

KIGALI, Rwanda 10 July, 2019 – African governments must explore innovative technologies to drive transformation on the continent, board members at Africa50’s General Shareholders Meeting, held in Kigali heard on Wednesday. Prime Minister of Rwanda Edouard Ngirente made the call at the opening of the shareholders meeting. “Let’s explore these digital opportunities to move our continent forward,” the prime minister said. Africa50 is an innovative fund for developing and financing African infrastructure, funded by the African Development Bank, African governments and private and...

Africa Investment Forum 2019: Nigeria expected to be major player

ABUJA, Nigeria 10 July 2019 - Nigeria will feature significantly in the 2019 Africa Investment Forum scheduled to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa this November, business leaders and government heard at a roadshow event held in the capital Abuja. Following the hugely successful inaugural edition held last year, the African Development Bank’s innovative investment marketplace set up to accelerate investment into the continent, will convene for its second meeting from 11-13 November. The Nigerian roadshow, held 9th July, was organised by the Nigeria Country Department of the Bank...

African Development Bank, Portugal and Cabo Verde sign compact to accelerate diversification, private sector development

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 09 July, 2019 - The African Development Bank and the governments of Cabo Verde and Portugal have signed a country specific memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact, which aims to accelerate private sector development in Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa. The signing took place on Sal Island on 1 July, between Olavo Correia, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Cabo Verde, Helena de Paiva, Portugal’s Ambassador to Cabo Verde; and Moono Mupotola, the Bank’s Director for Regional Integration. It was witnessed by over...

Malawi - Multinational Nacala road corridor development project Phase V - Appraisal Report

The Multinational Nacala Road Corridor Development Project Phase V will involve: (i) Rehabilitation of a 55km road between Nsipe and Liwonde in Malawi; and (ii) construction of a one-stop border post (OSBP) between Malawi and Mozambique at Chiponde. The total project cost estimate is UA45.289million. The African Development Bank ( AfDB, or the Bank)will contribute UA 26.6million (59%), the European Union (EU)UA 15.121 million (33%), and the Government of Malawi (GoM)UA3.658million (8%). The project shall be implemented over a period of 5 years starting in July 2019 and ending in June 2024.The...

Nigeria: Ekiti State Governor visits African Development Bank, makes a case for increased investment in his region.

Infrastructure, agricultural-processing zones, air cargo facilities,  and a knowledge hub are four critical areas that need support from the African Development Bank to help transform the Southern Nigerian state of Ekiti. The request for the Bank’s support was made by a Nigerian delegation led by Ekiti Governor John Olukayode Fayemi at a meeting, chaired by the Bank’s President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, attended by senior Bank officials.   In attendance were Senior Vice President Charles Boamah; Jennifer Blanke, Vice-President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development;...