According to bank documents, the Road Infrastructure Programme aims to improve management of the road sector at the national level and improve transport connectivity for road users in the targeted road corridors for rehabilitation while reinforcing the capacities of federal and regional institutions that manage road infrastructure. The programme entails: (i) rehabilitation and surface dressing of 82km (BeledWeyne-Kalabeyr 22km; and Dhusamareb-Qaradhi 60km) of the existing 327km, 7.3m wide Beled Weyne-Galkayo paved road; (ii) rehabilitation and surface dressing of 85 km(Galkayo-Faratoyo) of the existing 240 km, 7.3 m wide Galkayo-Garowe paved road; (iii) rehabilitation and construction of the existing 80km, 7.3m wide Luuq, Ganane-Dolow earth road to gravel road standard; and (iv) new construction of 100 km, 7.3m wide Galkayo-Elgula (part of 241km Galkayo-Hobyo feeder road) to compacted gravel standard and Feasibility study, environmental and social impact assessment and detailed engineering design of 280 km Lowyaddo-Farddaha-Borama road.
The project's overall development objective is to support and improve Somalia's economic growth by providing enhanced transport facilities that are reliable and cost effective, with a view to improving accessibility to services and transportation of persons and goods which will support economic and social development, as well as improving the stability of the country. The key outcomes include improved road connectivity and access to health and education services and markets for neighbouring communities; reduced travel times and costs; increased economic productivity, employment opportunities, regional integration and enhanced institutional capacity.
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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/