According to the bank website, the project involves the development and/or rehabilitation of 786.20 kilometers of roads. Considering the huge amount of financing to be mobilized, the Government proposed that the program be financed in several phases. Phase 1 will concern 482.94 kilometers of roads covering the Kidira-Bakel section (65 kilometers), the Boucle du Riz section (172.44 kilometers), the Louga-Keur Momar Sarr-Richard Toll section (116.27 kilometers), the Orofondé-Matam section in Dandé Mayo Nord (104.23 kilometers), and a 25-kilometre stretch of National HighwayNo. 2–RN2 (Thiès-Kébémer). The expected outcomes are: (i) a boostin rice and mining production through an increasein vehicle traffic; (ii) reduction in general transport costs [vehicle operating costs (VOC) + travel time]; (iii) development of climate-resilient road infrastructure; and (iv) improvement of access to and conditions for implementing socio-economic activities in the programme impact area, especially for the most vulnerable groups (women and young people). socio-economic and marketing infrastructure, and support women's and youth groups, particularly for the processing of agricultural produce. The program will help to construct a weighing station, improve road safety by ensuring the rapid treatment of victims of road traffic accidents, enhance youth employability by operating site-schools in the construction and agricultural sectors, and build the capacity of the program executing agency.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.afdb.org/en/disclosure-and-access-to-information/request-for-documents. Under the AfDBÕs Disclosure and Access to Information policy, if you feel the Bank has omitted to publish information or your request for information is unreasonably denied, you can file an appeal at https://www.afdb.org/en/disclosure-and-access-to-information/appeals-process.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB
The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or email@example.com. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/