Gabon Transport

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Authorities in Gabon have acknowledged the problems facing transport infrastructure, and international pressure is leading to local action. The country’s results in the World Economic Forum’s 2013-14 “Global Competitiveness Report” were disappointing, with Gabon taking 133rd place out of 149 countries, on a score of 2.7 out of 7. The minister of transport, Paulette...

Transport and logistics in Gabon are in the midst of a major transformation. The condition and availability of infrastructure have long been a stumbling block – in particular, the shortage of paved roads, which in effect cuts off much of the country’s interior from the capital and other key cities, especially during the rainy season. Congestion at its ports, too, has...

With the recent arrival of a fleet of new buses, Gabon’s capital city of Libreville is set for a welcome relief to the traffic congestion that clogs its main thoroughfares. To maximise efficiency, the country’s transport authority is in the planning stages of widening streets and dedicating a special bus lane on main routes.

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Gabon 2014

Transport and logistics in Gabon are in the midst of a major transformation. The government is engaged in a multi-year programme to upgrade the country’s infrastructure, with the aim of making it into a logistics centre for the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa.

Gabon’s transport infrastructure is set for a radical overhaul in coming years. A major state investment...

With just 1.63m people, Gabon is the second-smallest member of the six-country Central African Economic and Monetary Community in terms of population, after Equatorial Guinea. However, the country’s well-developed hydrocarbons sector has made Gabon the second-largest economy in the sub-region.

Il y a tout lieu de se réjouir de la récente arrivée d’un nouveau parc d’autobus à Libreville, capitale du Gabon, qui devrait permettre de fluidifier la circulation en désencombrant les artères principales de la ville. Afin d’en optimiser l’efficacité, les autorités gabonaises des transports planchent actuellement sur un projet d’élargissement des rues et d’instauration de voies réservées aux bus sur les routes principales.

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