New Ivory Coast road to facilitate regional trade

New road will generate regional trade through linking the Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Mali.
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The Ivorian Ministry of Economic Infrastructure has awarded a Louis Berger-led consortium a $1.76 million construction supervision contract financed through the French Agency for Development’s debt relief and development programme for Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).

The consortium will supervise the construction of a 45km road between Ferkessédougou, the second largest town in northern Côte d’Ivoire, and Ouangolodougou, a northern town near the country’s border with Burkina Faso.

Work also will include the rehabilitation of various road crossings.

"This road, when complete, will help local Ivorian producers transport their products to market faster and under better conditions,” said Jean-Pierre Dupacq, head of Louis Berger’s operations in Africa.

“The road also will generate additional regional trade and economic benefits because it links the Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Mali,” he added.

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