Togolese road project 'to reinforce regional trade'
15 January 2010
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a UA 23.31 million (£22.5 million) grant to Togo to rehabilitate the Aflao-Sanve Conji-Benin border road.
According to the organisation, this will help the country to develop its deep-sea port as a regional transit point.
"The AfDB contribution will enable Togo to play a key role as a trade corridor for landlocked countries such as Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, as well as for other countries such as Ghana and Benin Republic," the statement read.
Support for Egypt's agricultural sector in the form of a $70 million (£43 million) grant was also imparted in the same AfDB session in Tunis this week.
Integration of this area should also be aided by a project to rehabilitate and develop the corridor between Ouagadougou, Bamako and Dakar, which le Soleil has revealed should be advancing soon.
The news source reported that the infrastructure and transport ministers from the three countries met this week in Burkina Faso to discuss the creation of a definitive blueprint to the project.