Road maintenance in Togo could cost CFA30 billion in 2022 (forecast)

Monday, 22 November 2021 16:08
Road maintenance in Togo could cost CFA30 billion in 2022 (forecast)

(Togo First) - Togo will need about CFA30 billion for its road maintenance projects next year. The projection was made by experts last Thursday, during a meeting held in Lomé and gathering representatives from the ministry of public works, road maintenance services, and the SAFER (Société Autonome de Financement de l'Entretien Routier). The meeting was aimed at elaborating a draft program budget for 2022.

In detail, SAFER hopes to secure CFA24 billion next year to rehabilitate roads and rural tracks, leaving a CFA6 billion deficit. "CFA24 billion were provided for 2022, based on projections. Of these CFA24 billion, 30% or CFA7.2 billion,  will be allocated to the Ministry of Accessibility and Rural Roads. The road network covers the national roads inland, paved roads, and rural tracks," said Togloh Komlan Edoh, Director of Road Maintenance.

Another 30% of these expected revenues will go to the office in charge of opening up rural areas and rural roads. "16.8 billion will remain to enable us to maintain the national road network, and cover part of the needs estimated at CFA30 billion," the director concluded.

It should be recalled that in 2020, it had been estimated that Togo would need CFA38.6 billion to maintain its roads.

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