This chapter includes the following articles.
Continuing its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, Côte d’Ivoire’s transport and logistics sector is set to benefit from a wide range of new projects – from ports to airports, and railways to motorways. The National Development Plan (Plan National de Développement, PND) 2021-25 seeks to almost double the level of economic investment outlined in its predecessor, the PND 2016-20, and the transport sector is slated to assume a crucial role in promoting growth under the plan. With GDP expanding by an average of 8.3% per year between 2012 and 2019 – and the pandemic impacting Côte d’Ivoire less than many of its peers – economic development has occasionally outstripped the capacity of transport and logistics infrastructure. Getting the infrastructure network in-step with the country’s burgeoning needs is more crucial than ever, creating major new opportunities for investors.
This chapter contains an interview with Laurent Loukou, CEO, Air Cȏte d’Ivoire.