The road maintenance program for the years 2023-2025 commences in Côte d’Ivoire, initiated by Minister of Construction, Minister Bruno Nabagné Koné in the small village of Diogo, located in the Boundiali department of the Bagoué region. The occasion marked the official launch of an endeavor that holds immense significance for the region’s development and connectivity.
Minister Koné kick-started the government’s ambitious vision of tackling road infrastructure challenges, with the aim of enhancing road usability and promoting smoother trade and social interactions for the inhabitants of the target areas.
The Road Maintenance Program for unpaved roads in Bagoué, spanning the period of 2023-2025, is an ambitious undertaking that encompasses the treatment of approximately 1,324 kilometers of road over the next three years. The Ministry of Equipment and Road Maintenance and the Roads Management Agency will jointly execute this visionary project, which is estimated to require an investment of around 5 billion FCfa.
Côte d’Ivoire’s Spending On Road Construction And Rehabilition.
Côte d’Ivoire plans to spend XOF11,494 billion (US$16.9 billion) on roads rehabililitation this year according to the budget for the 2023 fiscal year with one of its main aims to provide support to the crippled transport sector that has affected the whole country for months. The poor condition of Côte d’Ivoire’s roads results in an annual loss of around €1.5bn, impacting industries like cocoa farming. However, the government is taking steps to improve the situation with transport projects, including new motorways and road rehabilitation. Abidjan inaugurated its third bridge in 2015, and other large projects include the Abidjan Metro, set to complete in 2023. The city also constructed two more bridges, completed in 2020 and 2021.
Improved road infrastructure will not only empower local communities with better access to essential services but also amplify economic growth, trade, and social cohesion throughout the region. The government’s commitment to enhancing connectivity and reducing rural isolation demonstrates its profound dedication to the well-being and prosperity of the Bagoué region and its people.
Under the administration’s guidance, significant milestones have already been achieved, including the asphalting of crucial road sections such as Boundiali-Tengrela, Boundiali-Kani, and Boundiali-Odienné. The ongoing reprofiling works on the Kasséré-Kouto axis and various other segments further exemplify the government’s dedication to fostering progress and connectivity in the region.
As the road maintenance program commences in Côte d’Ivoire and as it gains momentum, the people of Bagoué can look forward to a brighter future, marked by progress, opportunity, and sustained development. Through this transformative initiative, the government exemplifies its steadfast commitment to realizing the full potential of Bagoué, while laying the foundation for a thriving and interconnected future for generations to come.