Rural Connectivity Project (WB-P160500)

  • Central African Republic
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 30, 2017
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Central African Republic
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 45.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 53.40 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 16, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jun 5, 2017

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Project Description
The development objective of the Rural Connectivity Project for Central African Republic is to improve rural road connectivity to markets and social services, and in the event of an eligible crisis or emergency, to provide an immediate and effective response. The project comprises of four components. The first component, rural roads rehabilitation and maintenance will focus on the rehabilitation of rural roads in two selected intervention areas, in the North-West and North-East of the country. It consists of two sub-components: (i) north-west road rehabilitation; and (ii) north-east road rehabilitation. The second component, project implementation management (PIU) and monitoring will finance institutional strengthening for the PIU, including the hiring of new staff. The third component, resettlement may include: (i) cash compensation for land; (ii) moving allowances; and (iii) temporary income losses directly associated with the rehabilitation of rural roads. The fourth component, contingency emergency response will have an initial zero-dollar allocation. In case this component is activated, it will be completely financed with International Development Association (IDA) funds.
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