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Madagascar: The Great Tananarive project is likely to displace 7,000 inhabitants in the wake of the extension of the Malagasy capital




The Malagasy authorities wish to deliver topical project of the Great Tananarive with an extension in the Malagasy capital, North to South as well as East and West ends in the wake of the creation of new urban infrastructure and the construction of three highways.
According to the Minister of infrastructure and planning, Rivo Rakotovao, Tananarive cannot remain in its current configuration "cramped" over the next 50 years.
 
Some 7,000 residents living in the areas of extension would be forced to leave their homes.
 
A new city should also see the day for those displaced persons, with the possibility to live in housing provided by the Malagasy State or accept financial compensation, according to the newspaper L’Express of Madagascar.
 
"We should have started this project a long time ago. We are about to conduct an environmental investigation. Moreover, we are negotiating with people to move out," said the Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, Rivo Rakotovao.
 
As a reminder, 36 other cities surrounding the capital Tananarive should also be involved in this project funded by a public-private partnership.
 
 



Antso Rajaona


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