Togo to build a multiservice logistics park to unblock Lomé port

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 15:54
Togo to build a multiservice logistics park to unblock Lomé port

(Togo First) - A more than 50-ha multiservice logistics park will be built at Adakpamé, in Lomé, Togo, to unblock Lomé Port, which has become the leading port in West Africa, Togo First learned.

Currently, geotechnical studies are being conducted on the site, close to the port, authorities confirmed estimating that construction works should start in the coming months.

"This project is led by Togo Invest and currently, we can confirm that geotechnical studies are being conducted on the site with the financial support of France and, in the coming months, the construction works can start", Kanka-Malik Natchaba, coordinator of the presidential cabinet for the implementation and monitoring of priority projects (Cellule Présidentielle d'Exécution et de Suivi des Projets prioritaires-CPES), said to Togo First in an interview.

According to Togo Invest, the state holding that leads the project, “the infrastructure will comprise of a dedicated road with access to the port, a secured guard house facility at the edge of the port, a truck parking lot, basic facilities and other appropriate installations (logistics and control center, offices, housings and restaurants).”  

This logistics park that will require between $40 million and $60 million is a solution to uncontrolled parking.

According to local authorities, the project "perfectly fits with the first line of the national development plan," which is aimed at the creation of an excellence logistics hub and a first-class business centre in the sub-region.

Though there is no information about the number of trucks awaited or the modalities of the financing for this infrastructure, data shows a net progression of the truck traffic. In H1, 2018, it reached 72,630 trucks while for the whole 2017, it was 111,636.

Fiacre E. Kakpo

 
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