Cote d’Ivoire - Abidjan Urban Transport Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 16 Dec 2016
Signature Date 29 Dec 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21012
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 189,574,670.17
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Abidjan urban transport project was designed to improve the living conditions of the city’s inhabitants. Indeed, it was initiated because due to the combined effect of population growth, the rapid increase in the number of motor vehicles and the decline of public transport systems, the road network and traffic control system have proved to be inadequate to ensure the flow of the increasing volume of traffic. The project concerns the construction of 87.9 kilometres of urban expressways, a 1 400-metre long bridge and 6 interchanges, the rehabilitation of traffic lights at 89 intersections, air quality assessment, urban waste management as well as the strengthening of existing capacity in traffic control, urban planning, domestic revenue mobilization, road safety, and natural ecosystem protection. The project, which will be implemented from March 2017 to December 2021, will help to improve traffic flow, reduce road accidents, strengthen urban management, improve air quality, increase household incomes, reclaim waste, reduce greenhouse gases, and improve the quality of life of the population. The total cost of the project is estimated at UA 610.94 million.

Project Objectives

The project’s sector objective is to develop transport infrastructure so as to strengthen urban functions, improve the quality of life, and facilitate economic activities by providing better means of transportation and a healthy living environment. It specific objective is to improve: (i) the opening up of economic activity zones; (ii) the living conditions of the population; and (iii) Abidjan’s urban management capacity.


The project will benefit all the people living in Abidjan estimated of 4,707,404 (fishermen, farmers, women’s associations, road users, carriers, pupils, students, traders, suppliers, entrepreneurs, consulting engineering firms, and transport operators) as well as State and local entities, notably (i) Abidjan city councils and their technical services; (ii) women involved in the processing, development and marketing of fish, pork and attiéké; (iii) the staff of the following technical Ministries: (a) Planning and Development; (b) Solidarity, Family, Women and Child; (c) Economic Infrastructure; (d) Environment, Urban Sanitation and Sustainable Development; (e) Transport; (f) Animal and Fishery Resources; (g) Interior and Security; and (h) Construction, Housing and Town Planning. The indirect beneficiaries are the population of Côte d’Ivoire, landlocked countries and West African countries as a whole.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Côte D'Ivoire
Ministère des Infrastructures économiques


IATI identifier 46002-P-CI-D00-004
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Cote d'Ivoire
Coordinates Location Name
5.3648 -4.02366 Adjame
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5.34644 -4.06628 Yopougon
5.34796 -4.08264 Yopougon Port Bouet
5.43345 -3.9217 Anyama
5.33507 -4.0039 Cocody
5.29716 -3.96753 Koumassi
5.31198 -3.99363 Marcory
5.25677 -3.96299 Port Bouet