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ECOWAS PPDU to validate Study on Dakar – Lagos Corridor

 (Abuja, September 6 2016)

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Infrastructure Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU) will validate the Draft Final Report for the study on the Dakar- Lagos Corridor missing links through a Validation Workshop involving experts from ECOWAS Member States and other stakeholders scheduled from the 6th to 7th September, 2016 in Monrovia, Liberia


The specific objectives of the study are to establish a complete inventory of the corridor missing links inhibiting the motorability of the corridor with the aim of focusing resources on the rehabilitation of the road corridor which supports regional and inter-regional traffic flow and promotes trade within the sub-region. The study will also determine an appropriate engineering solution for the upgrading of the entire corridor. The study will also undertake an economic, social and environmental appraisal for the consideration of various investment option. The study will compliment and provide a solid foundation for the upcoming detailed engineering design on the Abidjan- Lagos (Phase I) and Dakar- Abidjan (Phase II) Highways.


The corridor which covers a distance of about 4500 kilometers connecting capitals of eleven ECOWAS Member States is part of the Trans African Highway (TAH 7) Network with the ECOWAS Region and its development falls under the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). It also connects with other corridors on a north-south axis linking landlocked countries as Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger


The study is being implemented by the ECOWAS Infrastructure Project Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU), a specialized agency in charge of preparing bankable regional infrastructure projects and based in Lome, Togo.


The Dakar- Lagos Corridor is one of the seven (7) flagship priority projects selected to be implemented under the ECOWAS Community Development Programme (CDP).

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