The project comprises the construction of a 6-Lane (2×3) dual-carriage Highway originating at Bingerville in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) and ending in Eric Moore in Lagos (Nigeria), through Ghana, Togo and Benin.
The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor is approximately 1,028 km long and connects some of the biggest cities in West Africa, as well as some ports which serve the landlocked countries of the region, such as Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. The project is expected to also include eight border posts along the corridor. The project objectives are to:
Integrate the economies in West Africa
Improve the free movement of persons and goods along the Corridor by reducing transit times and costs and improving cross-border trade
Generate social and economic activities
Reduce poverty and social inequalities
The ECOWAS Commission launched the Feasibility Studies (S2B) of the Project in 2018 and will launch the PPP Structuring Studies and Transaction Advisory Services in 2023