article by Ebrima TRAWALLY
With the continuous improvement of the business environment and the new investment code, Togo offers opportunities for private investment in infrastructure as well.
For the construction, reinforcement and development of its road, airport and rail infrastructure, Togo has launched several works aligned with the National Development Plan (PND 2018-2022).
Already, Togo has infrastructure such as the Port of Lome, the only deep-water port (16 meters) in the sub-region with a third ore wharf completed, a new terminal and a major road network that connects the country to his neighbors.
Regarding roads, several construction and rehabilitation projects are underway.
In addition, Togo plans to set up a rail network to connect Lomé to Cinkassé. It will be a railroad that will combine the transport of people and products (mineral resources and goods) to be transported through Togo, for export and / or in transit to the hinterland countries.
This strategic infrastructure project will accelerate containerized transport to the Sahel countries and will have a very positive impact on the logistics industry. Its realization will not only create jobs but also investment opportunities for the private sector.
As part of the Corridor Project, Togo Invest plans to develop a dry port on a 100 hectare area in the vicinity of Cinkassé to containerize and strengthen the transport corridor between Lomé and Cinkassé and the border town with Burkina Faso.
This concept of corridor will be realized through the establishment of modern infrastructures of efficient multimodal transport, including the maritime transport infrastructures (Port Autonome of Lomé, Port of Kpémé for the loading of the phosphate); the road network; the railway network; as well as airports (Lomé and Niamtougou) for air transport.
The prospect of the development of advanced infrastructure networks offers today more than ever several opportunities for investors, to move towards this very promising sector.