Togo: The Togolese road network will see a new infrastructure, thanks to President Faure Gnassingbe’s Vision

The Togolese road network has experienced significant improvement in recent years, thanks to the leadership and enlightened vision of President Faure Gnassingbe. As part of the government’s 2025 roadmap, several road infrastructure projects have been completed, with others underway.

Projects range from the development and rehabilitation of existing roads to the construction of new ones, both in the capital, Lome, and across the country.

One such project is the construction of a bypass road around the city of Sokodé in the central region, on National Highway No. 17.

The construction work for this project, funded by the Japanese government, is set to begin in the coming weeks, as the Togolese Ministry of Public Works and the Embassy of Japan in Togo signed the exchange of notes and the donation agreement over the past weekend.

According to information available, this is a non-repayable grant from the government of Japan to Togo, as part of the bilateral relations between the two countries.

The road project, scheduled to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2024, will measure 12 km in length and 11 meters in width.

President Faure Gnassingbe’s government vision aims to significantly improve the country’s road infrastructure and expand its road network for specific purposes, including enhancing traffic flow, reducing traffic intensity, and lowering the rate of road accidents.

The Sokodé bypass project aligns with these objectives. The estimated cost of implementing this project is 16 billion FCFA.

According to authorities responsible for public works, its construction will also enhance the competitiveness of the Togolese corridor towards the hinterland.


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