THE BENIN STATE RELIEVES THE POPULATIONS OF OUEDO AND REHABILITATES THE LOKOSSA –DEVE-APLAHOUE ROAD. On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the Ministry of Economy and Finance hosted the signing of a loan agreement between Benin and the West African Development Bank (BOAD). Said signature is initiated to support the Beninese Government in its Action Program through the realization of two projects contained in the latter. This involves the construction of 1,300 social housing units in Ouèdo in the municipality of Abomey-Calavi, and a development and asphalting project for the Lokossa-Deve-Aplahoué road on the Togo border. This loan agreement aims to relaunch in a sustainable way, the economic and social development of Benin. According to Christian ADOVELANDE, President of BOAD, the realization of the site servicing project and the construction of 1,300 social housing units in Ouèdo will contribute to improving the living environment of the populations and reducing poverty in the country. . According to him, it will also make it possible to provide housing to 9,500 people and promote a new mode of home ownership for the Beninese population. The overall cost of the said project is estimated at CFAF 20 billion. As for the second project, it will facilitate the link between the city of Comé in Benin and that of Notsé in Togo. This will contribute to the intensification of trade between the two countries. 25 billion FCFA were mobilized by BOAD for the implementation of this project. For the Minister of the Economy and Finance, the initiative is beneficial and is in line with the Government’s Action Program. José Didier TONATO, Minister of the Living Environment will meanwhile plead for other funding opportunities on other projects. It should be noted that the achievement of this ambition is based on the implementation of major investment programs in promising sectors in order to stimulate a strong and sustained growth dynamic. It should be noted that in the area of housing, UN-HABITAT estimated at nearly 1. 300,000 housing needs in Benin by 2025.