|Approval Date||21 Sep 2016|
|Signature Date||03 Nov 2017|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2024|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
The present study project is part of the preparation of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Development Project. The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor is a link in the Dakar-Lagos Corridor, part of the trans-African highway of the ECOWAS region, whose development has been identified as one of the priorities of the Infrastructure Development Program in Africa (PIDA). This infrastructure is more than essential for the socio-economic development of West Africa, because it connects the most densely populated and economically active parts of the sub-region and, moreover, has interconnections with a railways network and the main ports and airports in its coverage area. The new Abidjan -Lagos motorway will have six lanes (2x3 lanes), the study to be undertaken will be based on a basic principle: follow a new route, incorporating sections of the existing road, where necessary, in order to optimize the road. Thus, this study should provide stakeholders with the tools and capacity to make informed decisions about corridor investment and operation interventions to achieve the above development objectives. The estimated cost is UA 11.08 million (USD 15.59 million).
The objective of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Study is to carry out all necessary studies on the technical and general aspects necessary for the effective implementation, operations and economic development of the Corridor, mainly between Abidjan and Lagos via Accra, Lome and Cotonou. The study will identify, once implemented, the above mentioned project areas and beneficiaries.
The corridor is located on the coastal axis of the region and crosses the economic centers and the most densely populated cities of the sub-region. The population along this axis is estimated at 70 million and will be the direct beneficiaries when the project is implemented.
African Development Fund
DEPARTEMENT DES INFRASTRUCTURES COMMISION DE LA CEDEAO
|Last Update||12 Jul 2020|