Africa and Europe Development grants approved for study into the 1,028 km Abidjan to Lagos Corridor Highway
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Africa and Europe Development grants approved for study into the 1,028 km Abidjan to Lagos Corridor Highway

Africa and Europe Development grants approved for study into the 1,028 km Abidjan to Lagos Corridor Highway

The Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) has released a General Procurement Notice for the study for the Abidjan to Lags Corridor Highway Development Project that passes through the countries of Benin, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo.

ECOWAS has received several Grants from the Africa Development Fund (ADF) and the European Development Fund (through the Africa Investment Facility Window -AfIF) towards the financing of the Study for the Abidjan to Lagos Corridor Highway Development Project. The proceeds of these Grants are intended to be used for procurement of services under the Study. The Study will be jointly financed by ADF, EU-AfIF and the ECOWAS Commission.

The objective of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Study is to undertake all of the necessary studies on the hard and soft aspects necessary for the effective implementation, operations and economic development of the Corridor; primarily, between Abidjan and Lagos via Accra, Lome and Cotonou. The new highway will be a six-lane (three-lane dual) carriageway highway, approximately 1,028 kilometres and the Study to be undertaken will be based on one main principle. It shall primarily follow a new alignment, incorporating sections of the existing alignment, where necessary, to ensure route optimization.

The Study has the following Components:

  • Feasibility Study, Environmental, Social Impacts Assessment (ESIA)
  • Detailed Engineering Design
  • PPP Structuring and Transaction Advisory
  • Corridor Spatial Development Study
  • Trade and Transport Facilitation
  • Corridor Management Authority (ALCoMA) Study
  • Corridor Management Authority (ALCoMA) Establishment and Operations
  • Project Management Services
  • Road Safety Audits
  • Financial Audits Financial auditing and reporting carried out by an independent private audit firm

Procurement of contracts financed by ADF and EU-AfIF will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the African Development Bank Procurement Policy for Bank Group Funded Operations, dated October 2015.

Interested bidders read the General Procurement Notice on the website and can obtain further information, and should confirm their interest, by contacting: Dr. Antoinette G. WEEKS Commissioner for Infrastructure Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) ECOWAS Building, Niger House Annex, Abuja, Nigeria, Tel. +234 909 111 8057 Email : aweeks@ecowas.int; agweeks1@gmail.com

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Post source : African Development Bank

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