Abidjan-Lagos Trade and Transport Facilitation Program - APL-2 (WB-P116323)

  • Ivory Coast
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
May 31, 2012
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Government of Ivory Coast
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  • Transport
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 90.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 148.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 27, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 31, 2012

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Project Description
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The development objective of the Second Adaptable Program Loan for Abidjan-Lagos Trade and Transport Facilitation Program Project for Africa is to reduce trade and transport barriers in the port and on the roads along the corridor in the recipient's territory.

There are four components to the project.

  1. Trade facilitation. This component includes sub-components:
    1. facilitation of collection and sharing of relevant information and data (interconnectivity) between the customs agencies in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana;
    2. acquisition of equipment, materials, communication tools and technical advisory services required
    3. development and carrying out of training programs and activities aimed at enhancing the expertise and the abilities of relevant stakeholders involved in the implementation of the project to perform their responsibilities for the project efficiently
    4. streamlining of customs procedures, formulation of customs procedures manuals and dissemination of the same among the relevant stakeholders; and
    5. strengthening of the operational capacity of the recipient's National Facilitation Committee (NFC).
  2. Improvement of the corridor's road infrastructure. This component includes: carrying out of technical design and detailed engineering studies for the road improvement and rehabilitation works to be carried out under the project; upgrading and rehabilitation of the 130.3 km Moossou-Nzikro-Aboisso-Noe road section along the corridor, including widening of the Noe Bridge; and supervision of the related civil works; and Study on traffic management on the access roads to the Port of Abidjan.
  3. project management and coordination. This component includes include provision of technical advisory services, training and logistical support (including office equipment, materials, supplies and vehicles) required to sustain management and coordination of Project implementation activities including monitoring and evaluation of progress achieved in the execution of the Project.
  4. HIV/AIDS Programs and Corridor Performance Monitoring (already financed under APL1) will include the sub-components listed below
    1. Formulation and execution of programs of activities aimed at reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS and preventing the spread of HIV infection among communities established and/or operating along the portion of the corridor located within the Recipients’ territories; and
    2. Collection and treatment of data required to measure and monitor performance in the areas of trade, transport and HIV/AIDS along the Corridor; and (b) wide dissemination of such data across the Recipients territories and beyond.

This project is part of the Programme for Infrastructure Development In Africa (PIDA)

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Contact: Anca Cristina Dumitrescu
Title: Sr Transport. Spec.
Tel: (202) 458-9754
Email: Adumitrescu@worldbank.org


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