25 C
Sunday, April 21, 2024
Accueil ACTUALITES Togo-Towards the acceleration of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor project

Togo-Towards the acceleration of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor project

The ministers in charge of road infrastructure of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria committed themselves during a meeting last week in Lomé, to accelerate the process of the development project of the highway of the Abidjan-Lagos corridor.

The officials, surrounded by experts and financial partners (ADB and EU in particular) of this ambitious program of regional economic integration, deliberated on the steps to follow.

In particular, the completion schedule for the studies of the last phases, the specific arrangements to be reviewed with regard to juxtaposed checkpoints, among others, free trade zones, measures to prevent rights-of-way, and the recommendations of the last meeting.

More than 1,000 km long and planned to connect the cities of Abidjan, Accra, Lomé, Cotonou and Lagos and their ports, the corridor will, when completed, be a six-lane dual carriageway highway.

According to the Togolese government, it will facilitate trade on an axis that transports approximately 44 million people and 130 million tonnes of goods each year, or 70% of West African traffic.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Popular News

Togo-Yacoubou Moutawakilou, condamné à mort et exécuté pour son engagement pour le Togo

Depuis ce triste jour du 13 janvier 1963 où Sylvanius Olympio fut assassiné, tous ceux qui ont essayé d´affronter la dictature en se mettant sur son chemin, furent impitoyablement éliminés. La liste de tous ces martyrs, assassinés d´une façon ou d´une autre, est longue. Les nombreuses tentatives depuis le début des années ´90 pour humaniser le pouvoir d´état et le rendre aux Togolais, n´ont pas pu résister à la terreur militaire, seule légitimité de la dictature du père en fils.