President of the Republic of Niger launches repair work on sections of the Tahoua-Agadez-Arlit road

September 21, 2015

On Friday September 18, the President of the Republic, SE Issoufou Mahamadou, launched repair work on two sections of the Tahoua- Agadez-Arlit road, one between Tamaya and Agadez (191 km) and the other between Agadez and Arlit (236 km). The state of Niger is the Project Owner for this work.

The 685 km Tahoua – Agadez- Arlit road was opened to traffic in December 1980. It was financed by the mining companies SOMAIR &COMINAK. The latter are devoting 1 % of their annual revenue for its maintenance.

In accordance with the strategic partnership agreement signed between AREVA and Niger at Niamey in May 2014, AREVA is participating in the financing of the repair work on the Tahoua- Agadez-Arlit road.

A downpayment of 22.5 million euros, i.e. about 14 billion 759 million FCFA, has been made out of a total commitment of 90 million euros (nearly 60 billion FCFA).

The ceremony was attended by members of the government, the diplomatic community, the administrative/religious/custom authorities, local representatives, delegations from neighboring countries and people from the region who had come in numbers for the occasion.

For the President of the Republic SE Issoufou Mahamadou: “After the Arlit- Assamaka- Algerian border road, we have taken a major step with the repair of the Arlit-Agadez and Agadez-Tamaya road. Today’s ceremony shows that we are meeting our commitment and that of our partners.”