The International Development Association (IDA) will provide an additional financing of $36 million (about CFA20 billion) to Benin and Togo, to help them combat coastal erosion.
The disbursement was approved on June 21 by the World Bank.
Togo will use its share of the funds to continue implementing projects that protect its coast.
These include “the construction and extension of groynes in Agbo-drafo and Aneho, the filling of abandoned lagoon arms east of the mouth of Aneho, as well as the construction of bicycle paths and parking lots in Agbo-drafo and Sanve-Condji,” a statement from the Bretton Woods institution reads.
According to the bank, the monies are additional resources to the West African Coastal Areas Management Program (WACA) for physical investments to combat coastal erosion in Benin and Togo
The WACA, a project implemented by Togo and Benin, helped finance urgent works to protect the coastline, along the 1,580m coast, from Gbodjome to Agbo-drafo.
It also protected 940 households from coastal erosion.