The African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank (ADB) Group, has approved a grant in favour of Guinea of UA8.25mn (US$12.2mn) to finance Tombo-Gbessia Road Improvement Project.


The project will contribute to improve road infrastructure so as to increase its contribution to

  • GDP and open up access to disadvantaged areas. Its specific objective is to improve traffic fluidity, cut costs and reduce travel time on the Tombo-Gbessia road.



The project will also help to improve living conditions for the inhabitants of Conakry.


Moreover, the project will reinforce the technical and operational capacity of the National Road Investments Department (NRID) and the National Department of Debt and Public Investment (NDDPI).


The project has three components, namely:


  • Construction, control and supervision of the Tombo-Gbessia Highway improvement, the Kenien-Bonfi feeder road leading off the main road, environmental protection works as well as water supply projects (creation of eight safe water points in Madina and Bonfi markets); and  construction of the Yimbaya bus station as well as environmental protection activities;



  • Institutional support



  • Project management.



The Tombo-Gbessia Highway constitutes the backbone of the urban road network in Conakry. The project will reduce transport expenses by about 10% for households in Conakry.


The bank group’s operations in Guinea started in 1974. To date, the group has committed a total of US$655mn on 64 operations in the country.