Feasibility studies for Abidjan-Lagos corridor project launched

Transport
Thursday, 11 April 2019 16:08
Feasibility studies for Abidjan-Lagos corridor project launched

(Togo First) - Feasibility studies for the Abidjan-Lagos road corridor project has begun.

Related contracts for the studies, environmental and technical, are already signed, reliable sources indicate.

An execution team was set to steer the project and monitor the ongoing studies. This cell will communicate details about progress made to the ECOWAS Commission, as the project goes on.

While $22 million has already been raised for the project, an additional $3 million should be this year.

Let’s note that 75% of West Africa’s commercial activities depend on the 1,000km-long corridor. It will connect Abidjan to Lagos, passing through Lomé and Cotonou. “In 2020, when the project should be completed, heavy trucks should move from Lomé to Cotonou (150 km) in five hours, against 11 hours at the moment, says AfDB.

Séna Akoda

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