Gabon Transport

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Ensuring easy access to outlying and rural areas, particularly given Gabon’s economic dependence on commodity production in those very same areas, is crucial. As a result, the government has made it a priority to develop a transport corridor connecting Gabon’s major cities and its mineral and agricultural zones so as to facilitate the flow of goods...

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Gabon 2013

Under the Emerging Gabon initiative, the government is planning infrastructure investments in road, maritime and air transport. Among the priorities are improving connectivity between Libreville and the oil centre of Port-Gentil, as well as providing additional capacity on rail networks for mineral and passenger loads from the lesser developed interior of the country – both of which are needed,...

Long viewed as a bastion of stability in the Central African region, thanks in part to large hydrocarbon revenues that have helped it maintain one of the highest levels of per capita income in the region, Gabon has been able to leverage its diplomatic clout throughout sub-Saharan Africa. 

International financing has driven much of the expansion of Gabon’s transport network, either through foreign direct investment (FDI) or loans, grants and other forms of assistance. While the government is committed to investing in infrastructure upgrades, officials also recognise the critical role foreign companies and financial institutions must...

A major investment in its port infrastructure is under way in anticipation of rising demand due to Gabon’s economic expansion. Activity is picking up across a number of sectors that rely on external trade, including mining, construction and forestry, and the Office of Ports and Harbours (Office des Ports et Rades du Gabon, OPRAG) reported a...

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