Togo gets €10M from Germany to rehabilitate roads

Sunday, 27 September 2020 11:38
Togo gets €10M from Germany to rehabilitate roads

(Togo First) - Germany has provided Togo with €10 million to rehabilitate its rural roads. In effect, the funds will finance the third phase of the rural road support project (PAPR). 

The agreement for the donation was signed last Thursday in Lomé, by the Togolese Minister of finance and the German ambassador. Other officials present at the ceremony included the Togolese ministers of transport and agriculture. 

The facility will help extend the PAPR to production segments in the agricultural sector, by opening up some of the country's areas - especially areas where cotton, coffee, or cocoa are grown.

"Rural roads play a key role in reducing the minimum poverty threshold of rural populations, by opening up production areas and fostering the free movement of goods and people," Minister Yaya declared. 

With more than 2500 rural roads rehabilitated between 2016 and 2018, Togo intends to set a new record to fast-track the emergence of regional growth poles.

The total cost for the PAPR is around €35 million. It is financed by KfW (€17 million), the French Development Agency or AFD (€10 million), and the Togolese State (€8.4 million).

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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