Maranhao Road Corridor - South North Integration (NDB-maranhaoroadcorridors)

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Mar 5, 2018
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  • Construction
  • Transport
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 71.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 190.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ NDB website

Updated in EWS Nov 5, 2019

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Project Description

The bank states that the Maranhão Road project consists of the reconstruction of 233 km of the North-South state highway MA-006, which are currently in poor conditions. The highway is part of an existing corridor connecting the grain production region in the south of the State to the Itaqui Port in the north of Maranhão. The rehabilitation of southern sections of the road have been prioritized since there are no alternative roads along this corridor and this is the main grain producing area.

The proposed Loan will finance the costs of rebuilding a section of the road spanning 143 km.

Investment Description

Other sources of fincancing are: 
CAF - 77 million USD
State of Maranhão - 42 million USD

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