Madagascar has approximately 49,250 km of roads / tracks, of which approximately 2,000 km are paved with "good" to "degraded" traffic conditions.
The government of Madagascar has embarked on a landmark project to rebuild their roads throughout the country. The objective is to rehabilitate secondary roads and tracks.
Henri Fraise Fils & Cie, a Caterpillar dealer has won this government tender and is providing more than 100 SEM units to tackle the rehabilitation of the roads in all Regions of Madagascar. We are delighted to be partnering with President Rajoelina on his ambitious and visionary project, and hope that the people of Madagascar will reap the benefits for years to come.
The President of Madagascar Andy Rajoelina received the first batch of machines in Toamasina on January 25th, 2021. "These SEM machines will be sent to each region which will be responsible for carrying out its development in accordance with our decentralization policy", affirms President Andy Rajoelina in his speech.
The complete package includes SEM919 motor graders, SEM653D wheel loaders, SEM816 track type tractors and SEM510 soil compactors. The 1st batch has been delivered to the first eight regions and the next shipment is confirmed for April. This project will provide jobs to around 200 Madagascans who will receive training and develop skills under the tutorage of the expert team from Henri Fraise Fils & Cie. They will become a team of machine operators, working to develop a new era for Madagascar. Each state will have its own operators and their target is to complete 200 - 250km of road per year.
The local governors are all in charge of this project and President Rajoelina has assured the communities that there will be job creation and better roads for the country. To help manage this project, the machines are fitted with an embedded Telematics System allowing fleet monitoring in order to optimize operating cost and ensure “just on time” maintenance.
We are honored to be partnering with Henri Fraise Fils & Cie to engage the project and help build better future of the citizens of Madagascar.