• Benin
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 21, 2016
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Government of Benin
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  • Industry and Trade
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Feb 27, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 5, 2016

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Project Description

The proposed project components are:

  1. Technical Studies: Conduct feasibility study, including ESIA, and detailed engineering design.
  2. Trade and Transport Facilitation and OSBP Management: Studies on modalities, including legal and institutional aspects, necessary for the smooth and efficient movement of goods and people and for all modes of transport services.
  3. Corridor Management: Studies in support of effectively managing the operations of the corridor as prescribed in the Treaty. This comprises studies on the legal, institutional and operational structures, as well as capacity building, necessary for instituting and operating the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Development Authority (ALCoDA). The support is expected to also assist with operational expenditure, over a limited period, during the initial incubation period of ALCoDA. A detailed analysis on establishing ALCoDA, and the associated cost, will be finalised at appraisal. d)Technical Assistance Service to ECOWAS: Support to the Executing Agency on project management, PPP advisory, capacity building and project visibility (marketing) activities. Support to the PPP advisory/knowledge services will assist ECOWAS in scaling up private sector participation for investment. e)Financial Audit Services: Conduct financial audit services to ensure that funds are effectively utilized for the intended purposes.

For component (1), the design shall appraise:

  1. new alignment for the highway (as tier one) and existing alignment (as tier 2) with connectivity to sea ports and major trunk routes to landlocked countries;
  2. a PPP viability assessment for investment and operations of the corridor;
  3. detailed road safety audit; and,
  4. independent technical audits of the engineering design.  This include, but not limited to:

Component (2) will include, but not limited to:

  1. liberalisation and harmonisation of transportation and custom procedures for all users;
  2. systems for the effective operations of one-stop border post;
  3. framework for spatial economic development on the corridor. The detailed scope and associated cost will be finalised at appraisal.

The objective of the study is therefore to identify project definition that will facilitate meeting the above development aspirations. Key objectives of the study is to appraise, but no limited to, the following: a.New alignment for the project road vs. existing alignment. b.All aspects for effective implementation and efficient operations of hard and soft infrastructure and systems. This will include, and not limited to, engineering, economic, financial, environmental, social, legal, institutional, etc. Interconnectivity with existing and future railway and port infrastructure

This project is part of the Programme for Infrastructure Development In Africa (PIDA)

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