September 4, 2019
On September 3, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of Republic of Madagascar in Antananarivo, to provide grant aid of up to 2.596 billion yen for the Project for the Improvement of Mangoro Bridge and Antsapazana Bridge in the National Road No.2 (Antananarivo-Toamasina).
This project will replace two aging bridges on the National Road No.2, a principal road connecting Antananarivo, the capital city in Madagascar, and Toamasina port, a major international port in southern Africa, and widen it to two lanes. The project will stimulate trade within Madagascar as well as in the southern African region. In addition, it is estimated that the handling volume of Toamasina port will be quadrupled by 2035 through the implementation of the Toamasina Port Development Project, which is currently on going under Japanese ODA loan assistance. This project will create synergies with the on-going project by strengthening connectivity between the two cities.
Details for the project are provided below.
|Country||Republic of Madagascar|
|Project title||Project for the Improvement of Mangoro Bridge and Antsapazana Bridge in the National Road No.2 (Antananarivo-Toamasina)|
|Planned implementation period||51 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period|
|Executing agency||Ministry of Territory Development, Housing and Public Works|
|Target region, facilities||Suburbs of Moramanga, Alaotra-Mangoro Region|
|Specific project details (provisional)||(1) Facility improvements
A. Mangoro Bridge: construction of bridge (length: 102m, two lanes, installation of sidewalk), extension of access road by 700m
B. Antsapazana Bridge (tentative name): construction of bridge (length: 30m, two lanes, installation of sidewalk), extension of access road by 120m, revetment work around the bridge (10m each side of abutment, upstream and downstream)
(2) Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, and construction supervision