Implementating Government Policies through Public Private Partnerships in Africa

The Bank in collaboration with AME Trade is organizing a two day Public Private Partnership Africa (PPP Africa) Conference at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Tunis, from 1 - 2 December 2009. This conference provides a platform for all stakeholders to examine the opportunities and challenges in the Energy, Transport & Water sectors in Africa. Building on the experience of PPPs in parts of Africa and other regions, this event will examine the underlying principles needed to establish the legal, political and economic framework to implement such initiatives. AME Trade Managing Director,...

Cameroon - Batchenga-Ngaoundere Road Study - Project Study

The 560 km-long Batchenga-Ntui-Yoko-Tibati-Ngaoundere road is part of National Road 15 (RN15) linking Batchenga (intersection with National Road 1 (RN1) to Ngaoundere, rail terminal to the northern part of Cameroon and to Chad, via Ntui, Yoko and Tibati, Martap and Béka which are major agricultural, forest, fish-farming and pastoral zones of the country. The current route is the shortest (about 200 to 300 km shorter) linking Yaounde to the northern part of the country, to Chad and to the Central African Republic. Furthermore, in view of its position (North-South trunk), it fulfils an...

Tanzania - Road Sector Support Project 1- ESIA Summary

The project comprises construction to bitumen standard two roads (i) Iringa – Dodoma and Namtumbo – Tunduru. The two roads have a combined total length of approximately 453 km. According to the ADB’s Environmental and Social Assessment Procedures (ESAP), the project is classified as Category 1 which calls for a full ESIA (Environmental and Social Impact Assessment) to be carried out. In addition, over 200 persons will be involuntarily displaced and large amounts of assets destroyed in the two roads, respectively. For that matter a full Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) has been prepared. This...

Ethiopia-Kenya: US$ 326.5 Million for Road Project

Tunis, 1 July 2009 – In line with its commitment to support integrated infrastructure development in the Regional Member Countries, the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a US$ 326 million (210 million UA) loan to finance the second phase of the Mombasa-Nairobi-Addis Ababa Road Corridor Project. It involves the construction and tarring of 438 km road sections including 245 km Merille River-Marsabit-Turbi road section in Kenya and 193 km Ageremariam-Yabelo-Mega road section in Ethiopia, the construction of roadside socio-economic infrastructure, and the construction of a One-...

Multinational-Building Infrastructure for Regional Integration-AfDB Approves US$ 181 Million for Nacala Road Corridor Project

Tunis, 24 June 2009 – As part of the strategy to boost infrastructure development and regional economic integration in Africa, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group on Wednesday in Tunis, approved two loans amounting to US$ 181 million, (117.04 million Units of Account UA*) to Mozambique and Malawi to finance the construction of the first phase of the Nacala Road Corridor, which links the two countries and Zambia. The African Development Fund’s (ADF) concessionary UA 102.72 million loan to Mozambique and UA 14.320 million loan to Malawi will be used to finance...

Senegal - Dakar Container Terminal - ESMP Summary

As part of its economic and social development, the Republic of Senegal released an international invitation to tender for a long-term concession relating to the construction and operation of container terminals. As the successful bidder, DP World FZE signed a 25-year Concession Agreement on October 7th 2007 (start date 1st January 2008) with the Republic of Senegal (via the Department of Maritime Economy and Autonomous Port of Dakar – Dakar Port Authority or PAD). The location of the port is shown in Figure 1.

Sierra Leone: US$ 40.65 Million Grant for Lungi-Port Loko Road

Tunis, 17 June 2009 – The Africa Development Fund’s (ADF) Board of Directors has approved a US$ 40.65 million (UA 26.26) million to finance the upgrading of the strategic Lungi-Port Loko road link in Sierra Leone. The 65-km road project, which forms part of the country’s economic development and poverty reduction strategy, aims at closing infrastructure gaps and promoting private sector growth. The project will improve the land route between the airport at Lungi and the capital Freetown, and also enhance the development of regional trade between Port Loko district and the rest of the...

Senegalese Government Offers Three Projects to Investors

Dakar, May 14, 2009 - With promises of a liberal economy, new investment code, free export company status, operate  as well as transfer incentives, Senegal in conjunction with the African Development Bank, on Thursday, May 14, in Dakar, hosted an investment forum to woo investors to the country. During the forum held on the sideline of the AfDB’s 2009 Annual Meetings, the Senegalese government urged investors to partner with it in its quest to make Senegal the sub-regional hub in the transportation sector. The three projects on offer were the new international airport, sea port and...

AfDB and Morocco Sign Loan and Grant Agreements


Tchad - Projet de bitumage de la route Moudou - Doba-Koumra-Sarh - ESIA Summary

Le projet concerne le bitumage de la route Koumra – Sarh au sud du pays sur une distance de 110 km. Ce projet s’inscrit dans le cadre global de l’aménagement de la route Moundou – Sarh (300 Km) pour lequel l’Union Européenne prend part au titre du 9è FED aux côtés de l’Etat tchadien. Le tronçon concerné par l’intervention du Groupe de la BAD est donc un prolongement des travaux en cours, cofinancés par l’UE et le Tchad, sur les tronçons Moundou – Doba et Doba – Koumra. L’intervention du Groupe de la BAD a pour objectifs d’améliorer : (i) l’efficacité du secteur de transports dans les...

The Bank is driving the African Continent forward through financing of regional Transport and Energy infrastructure programs

Africa’s leading Financial Institution, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has placed both infrastructure and regional integration at the centre of its operations.  AfDB’s development approach gives high priority to promoting regional cooperation and integration to enable countries of Africa to gain from economies of scale and the benefits of larger markets that improve the productive capacity of Africa’s economy. Having identified infrastructure and regional integration as major parameters for economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa, the New Partnership for Africa's...

Morocco - Airport Project - ESMP Summary

Le Projet concerne la mise à niveau des infrastructures aéroportuaires en vue d’assurer un système de transport aérien mieux sécurisé en conformité avec les normes internationales, couvrant la totalité de l’espace aérien, et d’améliorer la capacité d’accueil des passagers et du traitement des bagages accompagnés. Les composantes portent sur les travaux d’aménagement et/ou d’extension y compris l’équipement des bâtiments d’aérogares (Casablanca, Fès, Saiss, Marrakech), les travaux d’extension des infrastructures aéronautiques associées (parkings, bretelles, taxiways…) et la fourniture et...

Multinational - Study on the Road - Rail Bridge Between Kinshasa and Brazzaville and the Kinshasa - Ilebo Railroad

Under their cooperation within the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (RC) decided on the implementation of a project involving the construction of a bridge across the Congo River to link the capitals of the two countries, and of a 1,015 km railway to connect the cities of Kinshasa and Ilebo in the DRC. In order to build these infrastructures, ECCAS, on behalf of the two governments, submitted to the Bank a request for the financing of the study on the road-railway bridge between Kinshasa...

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

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...