Programme to Open up Agricultural and Mining Areas – Phase 1 (PDZAM-1) (AFDB-P-SN-DB0-028)

  • Senegal
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Regions of Thiès, Tambacounda, Saint-Louis, Louga and Matam
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 17, 2021
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Government of Senegal
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Mining
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 143.48 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 372.60 million
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Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 15, 2022

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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.

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