This chapter includes the following articles.
The transport sector has undergone rapid development in the past few years, and the country is now re-emerging as a leading regional transport centre. Several projects are under way or in the pipeline, such as the expansion of ports in Abidjan and San Pedro, the rehabilitation of the national railway, and increased handling capability at Abidjan International Airport for both cargo and passengers. Key challenges for the sector include the maintenance of roads and strengthening of links between major ports. Government authorities and private investors alike are seeking to address such issues via the programmes outlined in the 2016-20 National Development Plan, as well as through public-private partnerships.
This chapter contains an interview with Amadou Koné, Minister of Transport; and Philippe Eponon, President, Ivorian Group of Construction and Public Works.