New studies will identify urban transport investment opportunities in Maputo and Luanda
24 July 2017
Opportunities for investment to improve sustainable urban transport and mobility in Maputo and Luanda are to be identified in studies commissioned by the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA).
The studies will provide an understanding of the urban transport development landscape in two of the fastest-growing cities in Africa and seek to identify potential opportunities for investment and support in improving sustainable transport and accessibility.
Consultations will take place in both Maputo and Luanda with appropriate government officials, local transport stakeholders and role-players, while field visits will take place during August and September. The studies are likely to be completed by the end of 2017.
Published in 2016, the ICA-commissioned diagnostic study of urban transport project development challenges and investment opportunities covered five cities – Accra, Addis Ababa, Dakar, Dar-es-Salaam and Lagos. Adding Maputo and Luanda will extend the coverage of the study to encompass seven of Africa’s fastest growing capital cities.
Commenting on the additional studies, Mohamed Hassan, Coordinator of the ICA Secretariat, said:
“I'm delighted the ICA has been able to extend the study to Maputo and Luanda. With urban populations growing rapidly, policy makers and planners in Africa’s cities are grappling with numerous issues around urban mobility, ranging from insufficient infrastructure to inadequate technical, institutional, and financial capacities.
“These wide-ranging studies, which will soon cover seven fast-growing capital cities, will assess opportunities to support and assist African governments and cities in overcoming their urban mobility challenges.”