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Sector

Project Name

Project Description/Objective

Project Status

Project Value

AfDB
Project Officer

Consultant Opportunities?

UA millions

USD millions

Benin

Infrastructure

Ndali-Nikki-Chicandou-Nigerian Border Road Asphalting Project

The sector goal of the project is to contribute to opening up the country,
strengthening regional integration and increasing regional trade (WAEMU and ECOWAS). The specific objectives are to improve: (i) movement of goods and persons on the Ndali-Nikki-Chicandou-Nigerian Road Section of the Lamakara (Togo)-Ouaké-Ndali-Chicanda-Ilorin (Nigeria); and (ii) the living conditions of the communities within the project impact area (PIA). To achieve these objectives, the project activities have been classified into three components:
1-Road development and asphalting:
1.1 Asphalting of the Ndali-Nigeria Border Road, including provision for fiber optics.
1.2 Environmental impact mitigation measures
1.3 Works inspection and supervision, and sensitization of the PA population on road safety, STIs and the environment
2-Ancillary works:
2.1 Development of 47 km of feeder roads;
2.2 Rehabilitation of fences of schools and health facilities along the road;
2.3 Supply of carts to women groups and associations;
2.4 Control and supervision of ancillary works.
3-Institutional support and project management:
3.1 Construction and equipping of a toll/weighing station
3.2 Project impact monitoring/evaluation
3.3 Project financial and account auditing
3.4 Executing Agency operation.


Project Appraisal Report:
http://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Policy-Documents/Benin%20-%20Ndali%20Nikki%20Road-%20APR%20ENG__.pdf

Approved
April 23, 2010

36.85

 

Mr. G. MBESHERUBUSA

YES. Consultancy services required will be the supervision of works, audit and project evaluation.

Burkina Faso

Power

Power Project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Burkina Faso have signed a CFAF 19.63-billion (UA 25.15 million) grant agreement to finance basic energy infrastructure projects in the country, including improving the provision of electricity. The project falls within the framework of Burkina Faso’s socio-economic development policy which focuses on improving people’s living conditions by providing better basic infrastructure, including electricity.

Project Appraisal Report:
http://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Project-and-Operations/Burkina%20Faso_Electricity%20Infrastructure%20Strengthening%20and%20Rural.pdf

Approved
September 14, 2010

25.15

 

Mr. Felix Njoku

Burkina Faso has project monitoring and procurement mechanisms.
All Ministries, which are project executing agencies, have procurement sections. For this project, given the Bank’s experience in the country, the procurement for all Bank-financed activities will be in accordance with the Bank’s Rules of Procedure for the Procurement of Goods and Works, or as appropriate, with the Rules of Procedure for the Use of Consultants,
using the relevant Bank Standard Bidding Documents. However, activities financed from national counterpart resources and/or Sonabel contributions, can be procured in keeping with national procurement regulations.

Burkina Faso

Power

Electricity Infrastructure Strengthening and Rural
Electrification Project

The project is in line with Burkina Faso’s socio-economic development policy, which places special emphasis on developing infrastructure, improving the people’s living conditions and reducing poverty.
Burkina Faso has also recognized the need to substantially increase the country’s power supply to meet a fast-growing demand in several urban and rural locations, while also improving the overall quality and reliability of the service. The country’s electricity demand is growing at the rate of approximately 10 per cent, which makes the project a priority issue for the country’s economic and social development. One of the components of the project relates to the rehabilitation and extension of almost 1,800km of power networks. It will improve coverage of the country, in particular 150 new rural areas. It will also cater to the needs of 800,000 people in 140,000 households. Public lighting will be improved with the installation of 750 extra public. Improved access to energy will support increased productivity and encourage new economic activity.
The project will also increase access to, and improve efficiency in basic service delivery such as drinking water, health, education and communications, It will also have a positive impact on the human development index.

Project Appraisal Report:
http://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Project-and-Operations/Burkina%20Faso_Electricity%20Infrastructure%20Strengthening%20and%20Rural.pdf

Approved
February 01, 2010

24.2 UA

38 $

Mr. J. LITSE KPOUROU

YES. The Project Implementation Unit will be assisted by an Engineering Consultant, who will be responsible for verification of the implementation studies conducted by Sonabel, control, supervision and factory acceptance of supplies and equipment as well as works control and acceptance. At the start of the project, the Project Implementation Unit will be equipped with human and material resources including IT equipment (accounting and other software) to ensure the success of the operation and for monitoring-evaluation. Training in the Bank’s rules of procedure for procurement of goods, works and services, financial management as well as disbursement procedures will be organised for the members of the implementation unit during the project launching mission, particularly for the financial and monitoring-evaluation officers.

Egypt

Power

New Egyptian Power Plant

A USD 550-million African Development Bank (AfDB) Loan, approved on 15 December 2010, will help Egypt build a new 650-MW power plant.
The Suez Project will help enhance Egypt’s socio-economic development by increasing power generation in the country. When completed, the project will provide 5.5% of the targeted increase in the installed generation capacity to reach 41 GW by 2017. Electricity will be evacuated from the plant to the power grid through a 220-kV network by rehabilitating the existing double circuit over-head transmission line and implementing two additional underground cables.

Project Appraisal Report: Not yet posted on the website

Approved
December 24, 2010

 

$550.00

Mr. Chawki Chahed

N/A

Ethiopia

Infrastructure

Mombasa-Nairobi-Addis Ababa Road Project

The road is an important section of the Trans-African Highway Network and aims at improving transport links between Kenya and Ethiopia for the benefit of both countries and the wider East Africa and Horn of Africa regions. On completion, the project is expected to reduce transport and shipping costs between Kenya and Ethiopia; reduce transit time for imports and exports; and increase the volume of Ethiopian goods transiting through Mombasa Port in Kenya. The road corridor development program, which is being implemented in three phases, will also promote increased intra-regional trade and regional integration in East Africa and the Horn of Africa. Project Appraisal Report: Not yet posted on the website

Approved January 15, 2010

85.00

$125.60

Mr. MADANI

YES.

Eritrea

Education

Support Higher Education Project

The project is aimed at scaling up human resources development in order to further enhance economic growth programmes and reduce poverty in the country. The project will specifically contribute to building capacity for teaching, research and service in the country’s higher education institutions. The project is estimated at UA 15.66 million. The Eritrean government will contribute UA 2.76 million. The activities to be supported by the ADF grant are so vital to the country that they are being closely coordinated in line with those provided by other development partners.

Project Appraisal Report:
http://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Project-and-Operations/Eritrea%20Support%20to%20Higher%20Education_EN.pdf

Approved
April 28, 2010

12.90

$20.00

Mr. ACHNU

YES. Technical assistance and project management.

Gabon

Energy & Power

Modernize Gabon’s Fisheries Sector

The AfDB recently handed CFAF 13 billion worth of equipment to Gabon’s fisheries and aquaculture directorate aimed at modernizing the sector.
The package is the first tranche of equipment estimated at CFAF 13 billion that the AfDB has to offer to the directorate of fisheries and aquaculture as part of its support project to the fisheries and aquaculture sector (PSPA).

Project Appraisal Report: Not yet posted on the website

Approved September 06, 2010

13 billion

 

Mr Felix Njolu

N/A

Guinea-Bissau

Finance

Debt Relief for Guinea-Bissau

The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, on 26 January 2011, agreed that Guinea-Bissau had met the conditions and requirements to qualify for debt relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative.
Accordingly, Guinea-Bissau will benefit from a USD 60.4-million AfDB Group debt-relief. In addition, and on an exceptional basis, the country will benefit from an estimated USD 23.7- million additional debt cancellation.
Guinea-Bissau qualified for debt relief under the HIPC Initiative, after having demonstrated significant progress in stabilizing its economy and implementing sound policies in favour of political, socio-economic and financial growth and poverty reduction.

Project Appraisal Report: Not yet posted on the website

Approved January 27, 2011

 

$60.40

Yvan Cliche

NO

Kenya

Power

Interconnection Project of Electric Grids of Nile Equatorial Lakes Countries

The purpose of the Kenya- Uganda interconnection project as part of the NEL countries power system interconnection project is to help strengthen the Eastern Africa regional power grid, and facilitate power exchange within the region. The interconnection will avail an added advantage of sharing capacity reserves, the reduction of overall peak, and the economy of scale that will allow the development of big hydropower plants in the region. Furthermore, the implementation of the project will help to reduce electrical energy prices in the two countries, attract investments, enhance global competitiveness and strengthen regional integration and trade. Kenya which is currently suffering from chronic power shortages will with this interconnection be able to benefit from the Bank funded Bujagali hydropower project in Uganda when completed in 2012. The NEL interconnection project consists of the construction and upgrading of 769 km of 110 kV and 220 kV line, as well as the construction and reinforcement of 17 transformer stations.

Project Appraisal Report: Not yet posted on the website

Approved
June 16, 2010

22.05

 

Mrs. D. GAYE

YES. As a result of the change in the financing plan, the Bank will now finance the Kenyan portion of the Uganda Kenya Interconnection Line component and therefore the procurement rules of ADF will apply instead of the World Bank rules. There will only be two packages i.e. a transmission line package and a substation package that will be procured through International Competitive Bidding (ICB) in accordance with Bank’s rules of procedure for the procurement of goods and works. The procurement of other packages is as contained in
the original appraisal report.

Liberia

Water

Urban Water and Sanitation Project

The proposed project seeks to (i) improve access to adequate, safe and reliable water supply and public sanitation services to the people in the towns of Monrovia, Buchanan, Kakata and Zwedru on a sustainable basis (ii). Enhance the institutional, operational and management capacity, and (iii) Ensure the long-term institutional and financial viability of LWSC.

Project Appraisal Report: Not yet posted on the website

Approved
May 19, 2010

26.06

 

Mr. S. JALLOW

All procurement of goods, works and consultants’ services financed by the Bank will be in accordance with the Bank's new Rules and Procedure for Procurement of Goods and Works as appropriate, and the Rules and Procedure for the Use of Consultants, respectively using the relevant Bank Standard Bidding Documents. To speed up procurement and project
implementation, Advance Contracting (AC) facility has been utilized for the construction of the Water Treatment Plant and engineering consultancy services.

Liberia

Finance

Budget Support Grant

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group on Tuesday approved a USD 48-million budget support grant to finance Liberia’s Economic Governance and Competitiveness Support Program. The grant is provided from the Bank’s Fragile State Facility. The program aims to:Improve public financial management systems in the country; Strengthen its tax and customs administration including transparency and accountability of revenue from the extractive industry; Improve business enabling environment for its private sector development. Project Appraisal Report:http://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Project-and-Operations/Liberia-%20Economic%20Governance%20and%20Competitiveness%20Support%20Program%20AR%20Final.pdf

ApprovedJune 22, 2011

 

$48.00

Mr. Moktar Gaouad

NO

Mali

Agriculture

Markala Sugar Project

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Monday, 6 December 2010 in Tunis, a € 30-million senior private sector loan and a €35 million loan from the public sector window to finance the Markala Sugar project (MSP) in Mali. The two loans amount to €65 million, equivalent to CFAF 42.5 billion. The project is the Bank’s first public and private partnership (PPP) agribusiness operation in the country. The agricultural component, CaneCo, involves establishing a 14,132 ha irrigated cane estate in Markala, 275 km northeast of Bamako, on the north bank of the Niger River to produce 1.48 million tons of sugar cane per annum. It will support an outgrower scheme as well as community development.

Project Appraisal Report: Not yet posted on the website

Approved
December 06, 2010

 

$87.00

Ms. Onike Nicol-Houra

N/A

Morocco

Infrastructure

Tangiers-Marrakesh Railway Project

With a 300-million Euro loan aimed at increasing capacity on the Tangiers-Marrakesh railway line approved on 17 December 2010, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has confirmed its position as Morocco’s leading partner in the transport sector. The project aims at increasing capacity on the Kenitra-Rabat-Casablanca and Casablanca-Settat-Marrakesh sections of the Tangiers-Marrakesh railway line linking the South to the North and East of the country. Rail traffic on the Casablanca-Marrakesh link has increased considerably to double digit rates in recent years, due to socio-economic, cultural and tourism boom in the two urban centres.

Project Appraisal Report: Not yet posted on the website

Approved
December 24, 2010

 

$389.00

Mr. Chawki Chahed

N/A

Multinational

Infrastructure

Nacala Road Corridor Project- Phase II

The ADF financing will support the construction and rehabilitation of identified economic and social infrastructure. The investments against which funds are to be disbursed are well defined and specific. The Project loan modality is considered the most appropriate instrument for AfDBs intervention.

Project Appraisal Report: Not yet posted on website.

Approved
September 29, 2010

96.47

 

Mr. G. MBESHERUBUSA

YES. All procurement of civil works and acquisition of consulting services financed by ADF will be in accordance with ADF‟s Rules and Procedures for Procurement of Goods and Works, (May 2008) or as appropriate Rules and Procedures for the Use of Consultants, (May 2008) applying the relevant Standard Bidding Documents or Requests for Proposals, as the case may be.

Multinational

Social

Food Security Support Project

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Fund (GAFSP) Steering Committee approved on, Wednesday, 3 November 2010 in Washington D.C., a USD 97-million grant allocations to three countries. The selected countries are: Ethiopia (USD 51.5 million), Niger (USD 33 million) and Mongolia (USD 12.5 million). For Niger, the implementation will be done by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and for Ethiopia, by the AfDB and World Bank. The AfDB was represented at the Steering Committee Meeting by the Agriculture and Agro-industry Department Director, Aly Abou-Sabaa.
The GAFSP country allocation was based on the recommendations of an independent external technical advisory committee that reviewed all the proposals received. The summary of the allocations to the two African countries are as follows:
Ethiopia: USD 51.5 million (implemented through the World Bank and the African Development Bank): Support to the Agricultural Growth Program that aims to sustainably increase rural incomes and national food and nutrition security, particularly by developing the untapped potential of well-endowed areas.
Niger: US$ 33 million (implemented through the African Development Bank): will contribute to poverty alleviation by sustainably increasing the availability of agricultural products through water harnessing, and the development of small scale irrigation in particularly vulnerable regions such as Maradi, Zinder and Tahoua.

Project Appraisal Report: Not yet posted on website

Approved
November 4, 2010

 

$97.00

Mr. Moktar Gaouad

N/A

Nigeria

Infrastructure

Nigeria’s PPP Infrastructure Capacity Development

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, 9 March 2011 in Tunis, a UA 21.8-million (USD 34.3 million) loan to Nigeria to finance capacity building for Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in infrastructure sectors, particularly in power and transport. The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has identified these sectors as key to the country’s overall development, and seeks to expand growth by involving the private sector through PPP projects. PPPs are seen as part of the solution for Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit because of their ability to attract finance, share risks, mobilize technical and managerial know-how, avoid the usual cost escalation associated with conventional construction contracts, and change the project focus from short- to long-term. Project Appraisal Report: Not yet posted on website

Approved March 10, 2011

21.80

$34.00

Mr. Yvan Cliche

N/A

Senegal

Infrastructure

New Airport Project

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Friday 17 December 2010 in Tunis, a €70-million senior loan to finance construction of the Blaise Diagne International Airport on a new site located 45 km east of Dakar in Senegal. The Project is estimated at €525 million of which €379 million will be financed with senior loans. The new airport will meet international air transport regulations both in terms of security and quality infrastructure, and will create space for related industrial activities such as aircraft maintenance. It will have a 3 –million annual passenger capacity and 80,000 aircraft movements, which will relieve the air and road congestion at the existing Dakar airport. The project is designed to provide a long-term solution to traffic management in Dakar and supports the Senegalese government’s strategy for decongesting Dakar peninsula and to promote the development of neighboring regions through a modern and secure state-of-the-art airport facility.

Project Appraisal Report: Not yet posted on the website

Approved
December 23, 2010

 

$93.77

Ms. Onike Nicol-Houra

N/A

Seychelles

Infrastructure

Submarine Cable Project

The project is designed to connect Seychelles to global internet exchange centers using high bandwidth link at lower costs.
The SEAS project will be co-financed by the European Investment Bank, and equity contributions split between the three shareholders: Seychelles government, Cable and Wireless Seychelles and Airtel.
The Project entails engineering works, sea survey, construction and roll-out of a submarine optical cable system and associated equipment to link Seychelles (Victoria, on Mahé Island) to Tanzania (Dar-el-Salam).The system comprises a pair of optical fibers as well as termination equipment at both ends. It is configured to provide 32 wavelengths, allowing a maximum throughput of 320 Gbit/s. From Tanzania, Seychellois telecom operators will have access to international connectivity.

Press Release:
http://www.afdb.org/en/news-and-events/article/afdb-approves-usd-12-million-for-seychelles-submarine-cable-project-7957/

Approved
April 27, 2011

 

$12.00

Ms. Onike Nicol-Houra

N/A

South Africa

Power

Kalagadi Industrial and Beneficiation Project

The project involves mining of manganese, processing of the ore into sinter and smelting of the sinter into alloy. The mining and processing operations are located in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, while the smelting operations take place in the Eastern Cape Province. Total sinter production is expected to be 2.4 million tons per annum; of which 1.7 million tons will be exported while 0.7million tons will go to the smelter plant in Eastern Cape. The total ore resource estimate is 100 million tons of which 44 million tons have been converted into reserves. From a socio-economic perspective, the investment will contribute positively to job creation, enhancement of the living conditions of people in the surrounding communities, income generation, poverty alleviation, and skills transfer.

Press Release:
http://www.afdb.org/en/news-and-events/article/afdb-approves-eur150-million-loan-to-kalagadi-industrial-and-beneficiation-project-in-south-africa-8005/

Approved
May 18, 2011

 

E 150

Ms. Onike Nicol-Houra

N/A

South Africa

Power

Solar Power Plant in Sub-Saharan Africa

In a landmark decision, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will extend to South Africa a financial package totaling USD 365 million in order to help the country green its energy sector.
The financial package includes a loan of USD 265 million approved by the AfDB’s Board of Directors on 30 May 2011, as well as a USD 100 million concessional loan from the Clean Technology Fund. The financial package will support South Africa’s national electricity utility, Eskom, in implementing a USD 1.3 billion renewable energy project introducing concentrated solar power to sub-Saharan Africa and the first utility-scale wind power plant to South Africa.

Project Appraisal Report:
http://www.afdb.org/en/news-and-events/article/african-development-bank-extends-usd-365-million-to-help-south-africa-green-its-energy-sector-8073/

Approved
June 06, 2011

 

$365.00

Ms. Onike Nicol-Houra

None

Tanzania

Water

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program

The goal of RWSSP II is to improve health and quality of life for rural Tanzanians through the provision of water and sanitation services on a sustainable basis. The implementation of the program will include the construction of rural water supply and sanitation infrastructure, national sanitation campaigns and school water and sanitation hygiene education, as well as sector management support. Its total cost is estimated at UA 200 million and it is expected to be completed in four years. The project is expected to provide safe drinking water to an additional 4.6 million people. The direct beneficiaries will be children in 264 schools in rural Tanzania, while some 10 million people will benefit from the sanitation and hygiene program. Project Appraisal Report: http://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Project-and-Operations/Tanzania%20-%20Rural%20Water%20Supply%20and%20Sanitation%20Program%20II%20_AR_%20doc%20%2BMemo%5B1%5D.pdf

ApprovedSeptember 15, 2010

 

$98.00

Mr. Yvan Cliche

None

Tunisia

Finance

AfDB Supports Voice and Accountability

The governance technical committee of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved USD 310,000 to finance an Economic and Sector Work (ESW) Study on voice and accountability. The study is designed to improve social service delivery programs in Tunisia and the Maghreb. A vacuum in voice & accountability mechanisms has been one of the major triggers of the revolution. The study complements the USD 1.4 billion pledge by the AfDB, World Bank, Agence francaise de développement (AFD), and the European Union (EU) to support Tunisia’s transition towards democracy. The AfDB and the World Bank pledged USD 500 million each. This large budget support operation will address regional disparities, reduce youth unemployment and promote voice and accountability. In the governance area the program will revise the legal framework on freedom of association; the public procurement code; make socio-economic, financial and fiscal data publicly available and advocate for freedom of information. It will also increase the participation of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in decision-making processes among other things.

Press Release:
http://www.afdb.org/en/news-and-events/article/afdb-supports-voice-and-accountability-in-tunisia-7999/

Approved
May 16, 2011

 

$310.00

Mr. Lotfi Madani

N/A

Tunisia

Infrastructure

Supports
Infrastructure
Development
Roads Upgrading Program

The project will benefit the entire country, particularly people in the north-west (Béja, Jendouba, Kef, Siliana and Zaghouan), centre-west (Kasserine, Kairouan and Sidi Bouzid) and the south (Gafsa, Kebili, Tozeur and Medenine). Its implementation will contribute to improved user mobility on the classified road network and increased intra- and inter-regional trade. Furthermore, its feeder roads component will help to open up rural areas to better tap their potential. The project outcomes will have multiplier effects on the country’s socio-economic development with tangible social and economic benefits.

Project Appraisal Report:
http://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Project-and-Operations/Tunisia%20-%20AR%20-%20Road%20Project%20VI%5B1%5D.pdf

Approved September 15, 2010

265.74

 

Mr. Lotfi Madani

N/A

Tunisia

Social

Humanitarian Aid for Displaced People at Tunisia-Libya Border

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a USD 1 million humanitarian emergency assistance grant to the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC) and the Tunisian Red Crescent (TRC).
The grant, mobilized over a four-day record time, aims to help meet the immediate needs of displaced people at the Tunisia/Libya border, following the civil unrest and armed conflict in Libya. It will support the tremendous efforts of the Tunisian government to cope with the humanitarian crisis. "With this exceptional emergency grant procedure, we wanted to minimize the risks associated with a deteriorating situation at the border and quickly help people crossing the border," said Jacob Kolster, AfDB Operations Director for North Africa.

Approved March 11, 2011

 

$1.00

Mr. Lotfi Madani

N/A

Tunisia

Infrastructure

Roads Upgradings Program

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Board of Directors has approved a € 236-million loan to the Republic of Tunisia to finance the country’s Roads Upgrading Program. Given the important role of the transport sector in the economic and social development process, the Tunisian government has embarked on an ambitious programme to develop an efficient transport system and high quality infrastructure to sustain growth and create conducive conditions for enhanced export competitiveness.

Project Appraisal Report:
http://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Project-and-Operations/Tunisia%20-%20AR%20-%20Road%20Project%20VI%5B1%5D.pdf

Approved
September 15, 2010

 

$307.00

Mr. Lotfi Madani

N/A

Uganda

Infrastructure

Agricultural Infrastructure Program

The African Development Fund Board has approved a USD 64.8 million loan to Uganda to finance the country third Community Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement Programme (CAIIP-3). The loan, approved on 3 May in Tunis, is a follow-up on two similar programmes namely, CAIIP-1 and CAIIP-2, which resulted from a 2005 Bank review of Uganda’s agricultural and rural sectors. Based on the same design and implementation template as its predecessors, the programme involves investments in agricultural infrastructure, notably, community access roads, markets, agro-processing facilities and rural electrification, to stimulate economic growth and increase revenues among rural communities and small-holder farming households across Uganda. Press Release:http://www.afdb.org/en/news-and-events/article/afdb-board-approves-usd-64-8-million-for-uganda-agricultural-infrastructure-programme-7972/

ApprovedMay 03, 2011

 

$64.80

Mr. Moktar Gaouad

N/A