Delegation of the European Union to the
UN and other international organisations in Geneva

Transport Facilitation Project (I)

04/01/2019 - 20:42
Regional overview

The main objective of this project is to improve regional transport services with the view to reduce costs and facilitate the free movement of people and free flow of intra-regional exchanges.

Expected results:

  • Harmonisation and simplification of regulations, procedures, and documents;
  • Reduction of road controls across the main regional corridors and the border posts;
  • Improving information systems on freight traffic;
  • Construction of 3 joint border posts in Malanville (between Niger and Benin), Noepe (between Ghana and Togo) and Seme-krake (between Nigeria and Benin).

 

Main activities: 

  • Construction of joint border posts in 3 corridors across West Africa;
  • Development of harmonised transport regulations and implementation road maps in ECOWAS and West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA);
  • Development of effective observatories of abnormal practices in regional transport facilitation;
  • Interconnection of customs IT systems through support to the ALISA project;
  • Capacity building for non-state actors across the region on transport facilitation issues;
  • Capacity support to ECOWAS and UEMOA Commissions on definition and elaboration of policies and strategies on regional transport programme

 

Main results to date:

  • Completion of the joint border post at Seme-Krake; inspection of works carried out in November 2016 while the provisional acceptance of works is still being awaited.

 

 

Source of funds:   9th EDF (CRIS ref: 2006/017-947)

Total budget (EUR):   68.8M

Implementation period: 9 years

 

Geographical region:  West Africa

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