Transport

27-Nov-2008

Beyond Commodity Booms and the Road Ahead: A Case for Africa

"…over the last 40 years or so, geology has been a critical factor in Africa’s economic growth. However, it is in the last decade that it has emerged as a prominent driver of economic growth. A number of natural resource-rich countries such as Botswana, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, and Algeria, have consistently posted GDP growth rates above 5% over a seven-year period, while in countries such as Angola and Equatorial Guinea, growth has been in double digit figures." AfDB Chief Economist, Round-Table, Energy and Natural Resources in the Mediterranean, Tunis
15-Nov-2008

Côte d'Ivoire - Public Expenditure Management and Financial Accountability Review - PEMFAR (Finalized in November 2008)

This joint report is the fruit of the permanent dialogue and coordination between the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and the major multilateral technical and financial partners in the area of public expenditure management. It was prepared under the leadership of the World Bank with the participation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the African Development Bank (ADB) and the European Commission (EC). The report has a triple objective. First of all, in terms of the Government, it is intended to encourage the development and implementation of a Government Action Plan for improving Public...
01-Oct-2008

Cameroon - Road Improvement in the West Littoral and South Provinces Project Completion - Completion Report

Cameroon is a Central African country located between Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Congo and the Gulf of Guinea. It has an area of 475 442 km² and a population of about 16 380 000 inhabitants (2005). The most densely populated provinces (over 100 inhabitants per km²) are the West, Littoral and North-west provinces. On the other hand, the Adamoua, East and South provinces are very sparsely populated (less than 15 inhabitants per km²). The project – subject of this report – focuses on a road improvement programme in the West, Littoral and South...
29-Sep-2008

Senegal - Diamniadio Highway Construction Project - RAP Summary

The Dakar-Diamniadio-Thiès highway is one of the major infrastructural projects that seeks to: (i) recreate the optimal conditions that would enable Dakar to fully play its role as an economic centre; (ii) ensure balanced development of the country; (iii) define and implement enhanced policies on urban transport, the environment, housing, hygiene and sanitation; and (iv) as regards transport, restore the conditions required for the consolidation of growth and promote the emergence of new investment and economic development zones on the Dakar-Thiès highway. The highway is also expected to...
05-May-2008

Tunisia - Monastir and Enfhida Airports Project - RAP Summary

TAV Airports Holding Co. (“TAV”) is one of the leading airport construction and operation companies in the Eastern Europe, North Africa, Middle-East and Caucasus region.
05-Dec-2007

Egypt: USD 150 Million Loan to Damietta Container Terminal

Tunis, 5 December 2007 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved on Tuesday in Tunis, a USD 150 million loan to finance the Damietta container terminal situated on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast. The project’s objective is to contribute to the country’s economic growth of the Egyptian economy through the development of maritime transport at the international level. The project comprises the: Construction of quay walls; Dredging of the access channel and turning basin; Installation of the modern transshipment equipment; and Development of...
19-Sep-2007

Tanzania: US$ 92 Million Loan for Road Project

Tunis, 17 September 2007 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, on Monday in Tunis, approved a loan of 60 million Units of Account (UA*) equivalent to US$ 92 million, to finance the upgrading of a road network in central Tanzania. The project aims at improving essential road transportation services between Dodoma, Singida, Babati and Arusha, in order to integrate the region with the rest of the country. It will also help integrate the key central transport corridor in Tanzania with the...
07-Aug-2007

Cameroon - Transport Facilitation Programme on the Bamendamamfe- Ekok-Mfum-Ogoja Junction- Abakaliki-Enugu Corridor - ESIA Summary

This program concerns transport facilitation on the Bamenda-Mamfe-Ekok section of NR6, which the Government of the Republic of Cameroon intends to build with the financial support of the African Development Bank. At the sectoral level, the program aims to contribute to increased trade and co-operation between CEMAC zone countries and those of the ECOWAS zone in general, and between Cameroon and Nigeria in particular. The specific objective of the program is to improve the effectiveness of the transport logistic chain along the Bamenda-Enugu corridor.
02-Aug-2007

Uganda - Road Sector Support Project II (Upgrading of Fort Portal - Lamia Road) - ESIA Summary

The Government of Uganda intends to upgrade the 93 km Fort Portal – Lamia Road under the Road Sector Support Project II that is funded by African Development Bank (ADB). The existing road generally cuts along the contours of the Ruwenzori mountain slopes. The road links Bundibugyo and parts of north eastern Congo with the rest of the Country and indeed the Indian Ocean coast. Its upgrading to bitumen standard is considered to be important, not only in terms of completing the national paved road circuit, but also for international transit traffic to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
25-Apr-2007

Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF)-AfDB Group Proposes US$ 50 Million Investment in PAIDF

Tunis, 25 April 2007 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has teamed up with major African investors to generate up to US$ 450 million in the first instance to finance a Pan-African Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF), a close-end private equity fund that will invest in infrastructure projects in the Energy, transport, ICT, water and sanitation sectors. The Bank will contribute US50 million to the fund and another US$ 1 million to the management of the fund which was approved by the Board of Directors on Wednesday in Tunis. The Fund’s objective is to invest directly in...
28-Feb-2007

Cameroon-CAR-Chad - Transport Facilitation Program on the Douala - Bangui and Douala - N'djamena Corridors - ESIA Summary

The investments to be carried out under this program concern: (i) the rehabilitation and/or treatment of the critical points on the 990-km road between Douala-Yaoundé and Ngaoundéré - Garoua in Cameroon; (ii) widening into a dual carriageway of the 6-km road between Walia and Ngueli and resurfacing of 3 km in Chad; (iii) works on and asphalting of 260 km of the road between Garoua Boulaï and Ngaoundéré as well as the Kousséri by-pass road in Cameroon; (iv) works on and asphalting of the 154-km road between Bouar in Central African Republic, and Garoua Boulaï in Cameroon; (v) rehabilitation of...
28-Feb-2007

Multinational - Programme de facilitation du transport sur les corridors douala Bangui et douala N’Djamena - Resumé PGES

Le présent programme concerne l’aménagement et le renforcement des routes des corridors Douala-Ngaoundere et Bouar-Garoua Boulaï, la construction d’un pont à 2 voies d'une longueur de 230 ml sur le Logone à Ngueli à la frontière entre le Cameroun et le Tchad, l’amélioration du chemin de fer Douala-Ngaoundere, l’aménagement des travaux connexes et action et mesure de facilitation et du transport et du transit. Le coût estimatif hors taxes et droits de douane du projet est de 360,08 millions d’UC.
19-May-2006

Sierra Leone: AfDB Group Supports Transport Sector

Ouagadougou, 18 May, 2006  - The African Development Fund and the Government of Sierra Leone today in Ouagadagou signed a grant agreement of 1.99 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$ 2.93 million, to finance the Maotoka to Sefadu Road Studies and Institutional Support Project. The project will contribute to the development of the transport sector which will support national economic and social development objectives. The agreement was signed by Mrs. Zeinab El-Bakri, ADB Group Vice President of Operations (OCVP) and Mr. John O. Benjamin, Sierra Leonean Minister of Finance...
09-Mar-2006

An ADF Grant to Boost the Transport Sector in Sierra Leone

Tunis, March 9, 2006– The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) approved today in Tunis, a grant of UA 1.99 Million to finance the Matotoka to Sefadu road studies and institutional support to the transport sector in Sierra Leone. The overall sector goal is to contribute to the development of the transport sector in Sierra Leone in order to support the national economic and social development objectives by increasing access of rural farming population and urban poor to market centers and social and economic services. The objectives of the road study component are to...
28-Feb-2006

Ouverture de l'atelier sur le partenariat global en matière de transport

TUNIS, le 28 février 2006 – L’atelier de deux jours sur le partenariat global sur la connaissance du transport a été ouvert ce matin à Tunis par Mr Abderrahim Zouari, ministre tunisien des transports. Dans son discours d’ouverture, M. Zouari a félicité le groupe de la Banque africaine de développement pour ses résultats dans le domaine du transport au niveau des pays membres régionaux et particulièrement en Tunisie où il a financé plusieurs projets en matière de transport routier et ferroviaire. M. Birama Sidibe, vice-président par intérim chargé du complexe des opérations Nord,...
27-Feb-2006

AfDB Hosts Global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP) Workshop

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will host a Global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP) Assembly and Workshop from 28 February to 1 March 2006 in Hotel Africa in Tunis. The gathering, to be attended by government officials, representatives of development institutions and stakeholders in the transport sector from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and other parts of the world, will be officially opened by the Tunisian Minister of Transport, Mr. Abderrahim Zouari. The deliberations will focus on four major themes: Transport and Health, Transport and Exclusion, Demand...
12-Dec-2005

DRC Gets US$ 74.69 Million Grant for Roads Rehabilitation

Tunis, 29 December 2005 – The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has signed an agreement with the African Development Bank Group for a grant of 52.45 million Units of Account (UA*), about US$ 74.69 million to finance the Nsele-Lufimi and Kwango-Kenge Roads Rehabilitation Project. The Chargé d’Affaires of the embassy of the DRC in Tunis, Mrs. Lukusa Kayembe N’Kaya Genevieve and the Bank Group’s Acting Vice President for West and Central Operations, Mr. Jaouad Mohammed Gharbi, signed the protocol agreement in Tunis on Thursday. The project will help reduce the internal...
07-Feb-2005

Le Fad soutient le renforcement des transports et la relance économique au Rwanda

Le vice président par intérim opérations Centre et Ouest du Groupe de la Bad, M. Jaouad Mohammed Gharbi, et la Secrétaire d’Etat chargée de la planification économique au ministère des finances et de la planification economique du Rwanda, Mme Monique Nsanzabaganwa, ont signé à Tunis, deux accords dans le secteur des transports pour un montant total de16, 44 millions d’Unités de compte (UC*) soit l’équivalent de 25 millions de dollars EU. Le premier accord porte sur la réalisation du projet de la route Gitarama-Ngororero-Mukamira. Le second concerne un don pour la réalisation de l’Etude de...
07-Feb-2005

Signature d’accords de financement entre la Bad et le Royaume du Maroc : Près de 5 milliards de dirhams pour le Maroc

A cette occasion, le président de la Bad, M. Omar Kabbaj, a rappelé que les « approbations cumulées de la Bad au profit du Maroc s’élèvent à ce jour à 6 milliards de $ [environ 50 milliards de dirhams], pour le financement de 79 opérations ». « Un niveau d’engagement, a apprécié le président Kabbaj, qui constitue un indicateur éloquent du dynamisme et de l’exemplarité de la coopération entre la Banque et le Royaume du Maroc, de la convergence des efforts et des attentes pour le développement national. » Se félicitant de ces excellentes relations, le ministre des...
06-Feb-2005

Voyage de travail du Président de la Bad au Maroc : Signature de plusieurs accords de financement

M. Omar Kabbaj aura des entretiens de haut niveau avec le Premier Ministre, le ministre des Finances et de la privatisation, le gouverneur de Bank Al Maghrib, le ministre des Affaires étrangères et de la coopération, le ministre de l’Education nationale et de l’enseignement supérieur, de la formation des cadres et de la recherche scientifique, le ministre des Equipements et des transports ainsi qu’avec le ministre du Tourisme, de l’artisanat et de l’économie sociale. Le programme du président Kabbaj inclut également la signature, lundi 7 février, de trois importants accords de financement...