October 28th, 2021

Contract Extension for our School Infrastructure Project in Niger

The “Program for the Promotion of Education (PPE)” aims at enabling Local Authorities of southern Tahoua region to provide the population with primary and secondary education infrastructure. The funding is used for school infrastructures as well as for related support measures during the entire project cycle. Investments include the construction of more than 200 primary and secondary school infrastructures, such as equipped classrooms, latrines, walls, teacher accommodation, teaching materials, emergency school material packages for schools and management committees, as well as rehabilitation measures. In total, 44 local authorities in the Tahoua region will benefit from the education development measures. Tractebel GKW is in charge of the overall project management, including the disbursement and management of the 15 MEUR Investment Fund.

Several factors, such as delay in the project cycle caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, changes at national, regional and communal levels as a result of the presidential and legislative elections, and the effects of the rainy season on construction and rehabilitation sites have required an extension of the project duration which has now contractually been confirmed by signature of the present first addendum. The project, which has started in May 2019, is now scheduled to be completed by May 2023.