Over the past 15 years, major investments were made to modernize Togo’s ports and airports

Transport
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:59
Over the past 15 years, major investments were made to modernize Togo’s ports and airports

(Togo First) - Over the past decade, a total of XOF300 billion has been invested in port infrastructures. This money was used to modernize the infrastructures such as the port of Lomé which is now the first container port in West Africa. Also, a fishing port was built in Gbétsogbé with financing from the Japanese cooperation. This project aimed at boosting the contribution of fishing to the Togolese economy. 

From 2.3 million tons in 2005, the containerized tonnage of the port of Lomé, driven by various modernization efforts, rose to 19 million in 2018. Last year, the port handled container traffic of 1.5 million TEU.

On the other side, XOF75 million was spent to modernize and expand the Gnassingbé Eyadéma international airport (AIGE).  

Subsequently, the number of passengers recorded at the AIGE from 2005 to 2018 went from 220,000 to 809,000. Over the same period, freight tonnage soared from 10,000 t to 135,000 t.

Séna Akoda

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