Togo: Construction works on rural roads behind schedule

Tuesday, 09 February 2021 10:41
Togo: Construction works on rural roads behind schedule

(Togo First) - Last week, the Ministry of rural roads published an assessment of construction work on rural roads carried out under the Rural Roads Support Program (Programme d'appui aux pistes rurales - PAPR).

Out of the four regions covered by the project, only the savannah region shows optimal progress in the works. 

Savannah region

Indeed, works on the 53 km of roads in this region have reached an average progress rate of 16.6%. The roads in question are the Ayikpere-Mandiki-Koumongou (26.5 km) and the Mougou-Centre-Gbeti-Vapore-Tonton (26.5 km) axis. 

This is slightly higher than the initially expected rate (13.2%). The works, which were launched in June 2020, are expected to last 12 to 14 months. 

Kara region

In Kara, three road segments are being worked on. Overall, these roads span 52.2 km and construction works on them have reached 9.3%, thus 3.2% less than expected. These works also began in June 2020 and should be completed within the same period as those in the Savannah region. 

Plateaux region

In the Plateaux, the works carried out in the Haho and Ogou prefectures are 63% complete. Regarding the deadline, 98% of the 14months deadline has been used 

Maritime region 

Here, construction works cover 31 km of roads. They began in December 2019 and have reached an 80% completion rate. They should help open up communities located in Zio and should have been completed last December. 

Let’s recall that earlier last week, the minister of rural roads, Kanfitine Tchede Issa, issued a statement warning firms late on the works they could be sanctioned if they fail to catch up and gave them two months to do so. 

Klétus Situ (intern)

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