As the capital and largest city on the island-nation of Madagascar, Antananarivo and its larger urban area represent the political and economic heart of Madagascar. Urban population growth has created the need for improved infrastructure to sustain economic growth and urban trade.
As part of a larger transport development plan aimed at developing national and city-crossing infrastructure, this project entails the construction of an urban ring road in the north and north-east of Antananarivo.
This circumferential route will provide the city's inhabitants with internal transport along southern, eastern and northern connections, while simultaneously contributing to the reduction of transit traffic from urban roads. Regional integration is also considered in the project and inter-city transport will be streamlined, as the project will address traffic flows from the port of Tamatave in the eastern part of the country to the capital, an essential route which connects Antananarivo to international naval commerce.
The AfIF contribution will mainly finance the service contract for the supervision and control of the works.