IDA Credit: US$4.5 Million
TERMS: Maturity= 40 years; Grace= 10 years
Project Description: The Transport Sector Institutional Development and Technical Assistance Project for Mauritania aims to improve the management of land, maritime, and air transport. There are four components to the project. The first component will help establish the newly created Directorate General of Land Transport with a focus on road safety prevention and management. The second component will support the Government's efforts to reorganize the maritime sub-sector through capacity building for the newly created Merchant Shipping Directorate and for the Maritime Affaires Studies and Coordination Unit. The third component will support the Government's efforts to set up a development program for Mauritanian airports by funding a master plan for the development of airports, as well as a detailed development and investment plan for the Nouakchott Airport. The fourth component will support capacity building in the new institutions under the Ministry of Transport to ensure efficiency, taking into consideration the need for multimodal coordination. It will also reinforce the overall sector planning unit within the Ministry.