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Mozambique Transport Devpt.

In 1983 Mozambique secured several grants for making improvements to the railway network, including the rehabilitation of the vital 450-km rail link between the Moatize coalfields and Beira port. In October 1986 a short-term programme to reinstate the 'Beira Corridor', linking Zimbabwe to the Beira harbour, was initiated, at a cost of more than US...

Angola Transport Development

In January 1989 international donors pledged most of the US $94m required to finance the first phase of a 10-year programme initiated by the Southern African Development ordination Conference (SADCC, now the Southern African Deve1elopment Community -SADC) for the development of corridor. The programme was to include the rehabilitation of ports of...

Transport Restrictions in Africa

According to Seragedlin, the key objective of global strategy for environmentally sustainable urban transport is to support sustainable development by: Restricting emissions from fossil fuels; Restricting the consumption of land and other resources; Increasing the efficiency of energy use; and Increasing the social and amenity value of urban...

Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA)

Mission statement To ensure the efficient management of port operations. Introduction Times have never been better for the NPA. We have a stable and supportive environment in which to operate, and are continuing to upgrade and improve our facilities, ensuring that we meet the challenges of the new millennium. We live in dynamic and changing times...

Egypt Road Projects

Construction of the first stage of the French-designed Cairo metro system, consisting of a 44-km line, which runs from el-Marg in the north to Helwan in the south, began in 1982. Incorporating 34 stations, including six underground, on a 4.2-km line tunnelled beneath the centre of Cairo (the first underground transport system in the Mid East and...

Transport in Libya

As might be expected, the large and increasing volume of imports has led to severe congestion at the main ports of Tripoli and Benghazi. Worsening port conditions have resulted in increases in surcharges. In addition, Darnah and Misurata ports are being reconstructed. Tripoli, Mersa Brega and Benghazi are undergoing large-scale expansion. In 1986...

Mozambique Projects

In December 1992 the government announced the proposed restructuring of the administration of the Beira, Maputo and Nacala transport corridors, with a view to encouraging private-sector involvement in investment and management. In June 1997 the government invited contractors to tender for private concessions to operate Maputo port and the three...

Seychelles Trans Projects

Seychelles' major infrastructural project, the Mahe east coast development plan, includes the modernization and expansion of Victoria port and the construction of a new road linking Victoria to the airport. The World Bank agreed in 1985 to lend US $6.2m for dredging work, quayside paving and rehabilitation of roads on Mahe. The total cost of the...

Morocco Transport Projects

Harbours Projects In March 1994 work began on a new harbour at Dakhla in Western Sahara as a centre for coastal and deep-sea fishing, including a 1,300-ha free-trade zone. In March 1996 it was reported that ODEP planned to invest 1,700m dirhams ($200m.) in port development over the period 1996-2000. Its plans included investment of 328m dirhams...

Transport in Liberia

Liberia's road network is inadequate and mostly in very poor repair. In 1995 the road network totalled an estimated 10,300 km, of which about 628 km were paved. A main road between Monrovia and Freetown, completed in 1988, reduced die distance between the two capitals from 1,014 to 544 km. Another major road links Monrovia to Ganta in Nimba County...

Transport in Cameroon

The transport infrastructure overall suffers from inadequate investment and maintenance. The rail network, totalling some 1,104 km forms the most important component. The main line is the 885-km 'Transcameroon', from Douala to Ngaoundéré. There are plans to connect the line with the proposed new port at Grand Batanga (see below) and, in the long...

Transport in Ghana

The country's two major ports are both artificial: Takoradi, built in the 1920s, and Tema, which was opened in 1961 to replace the Accra roadstead, and which became an industrial centre. The rehabilitation of the two ports, at an estimated cost of US $100m was completed in 1990. An additional programme to rehabilitate Takoradi commenced in mid-...

Transport in Tanzania

The concentration of Tanzania's population on the periphery of the country, leaving the central part relatively sparsely sparsely populated, poses considerable problems in transport and communications. The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) rail line rod the Tanzania-Zambia highway, designed to provide an alternative sea outlet to...

Transport in Tunisia

Tunisia inherited a relatively modern system of road and communications from the period of colonial rule. Substantial work is being carried out to modernize and extend the existing higway and railway networks. In mid-1991 it was announced that construction work on the motorway from Hammamet to'Saken was due for completion by the end of 1993. By...