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AfDB Supports Countries in Strengthening Regional Infrastructure

One of the African Development Bank's High 5s priorities is regional integration, hence the Bank's increased support regional Infrastructure projects. Recently, the eight-nation Intergovernmental Agency on Development (IGAD) secured a US $3.5 million grant from the AfDB's African Development Fund (ADF) to finance the agency's Infrastructure Master Plan (IRIMP). Also, The New Partnership for Africa's Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), during 2016, approved a total of US $14.83 million for the preparation of eight regional projects covering energy, transport and water. More about the AfDB in this BRIEFING


A new road linking Burundi and Rwanda, considered essential to improve transport linkages between the countries, had its feasibility study funded by IPPF and its construction funded by AfDB. The road, which includes a One-Stop Border facility, was officially opened in July 2013.