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ECOWAS, MRU launch over US$300m road reform program

Augustine Myers

(elbcradio.com/Aug. 23, 2015)-The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Mano River Union (MRU) are expected to coordinate a joint road sector reform program in the three countries.

The joint road sector reform program, valued at over US$332- million, was recently launched in Cocody, Ivory Coast by the Governments of Liberia, Ivory Coast and Guinea.

The MRU Road Development and Transportation Facilitation Program is funded through the Transitional Support Fund (TSF) and the African Development Fund (ADF).

Components of the project are the pavement of a 47.8-kilometer road from Danane in Ivory Coast to Guinea, and the 65km road connecting Blolequin and Toulepleu in Cote d’Ivoire, towards the Ivory Coast/Liberia’s border.

The project also covers the 28-kilometer road from Taboo in Cote d’Ivoire to Ivory Coast/Liberia’s border, the 30.75-kilometer road from Lola in Guinea, and the 96-kilometer road from the Karloken, Fish Town and Harper junction to the Cavalla Customs in Liberia.

The project also includes the construction of a pre-stressed concrete girder bridge over the Cavalla River at Ivory Coast/Liberia’s border.-

 


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