In Gabon, the 828 km long Transgabonaise road connects Libreville (the capital and coastal city) and Franceville (3rd Gabonese city after Port-Gentil). It comprises several segments of the Routes Nationales (RN) 1 to 4. Despite its strategic importance, the road has suffered from substantial deterioration due to a lack of maintenance and increased traffic over the last decade, caused by the increase of population and lumbering.
In this context, SAG, the project company entered a 30-year partnership/concession contract for the project under a DBOM scheme on October 24, 2019.
The project consists in the rehabilitation and upgrade of the Transgabonaise. In March 2022, Meridiam and the Grantor agreed to focus the Project on the first 93km of the road, from Libreville to Nsilé (KP 12 to KP 105). The project consists in:
ESG/SDG Key Facts
In December 2019, sponsors mandated a consortium comprising Artelia and Biotope (E&S advisors) to conduct the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), in line with IFC Performance Standards. Initial satisfactory results (EIS/ESIA) on segments located between KP24 and KP105 (Kango) enabled the start of 81 km Permanent Anticipated Works in Q1 2021.
A resettlement action plan (RAP) also in compliance with IFC performance standards started in Q4 2022 for works between KP12 to KP24. The same framework and supervision mechanism will be adopted for the RAP from KP24 to KP105.
for economic growth
to improve mobility condition
while opening rural regions
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