The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held on May 22-26, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest annual event and serve to raise the profile of the institution on the global stage. Find out more

14:00 - 15:30 Parallel 3-B: Sustainability - Asset Management and Maintenance

Objectives of session

Ports are gateways for 80 percent of global merchandise trade and yet these crucial infrastructure hubs often fail to receive the attention they deserve. The remarkable growth in African trade over the last decade has put pressure on existing port capacity. As a result, many countries are challenged to transform and modernize their ports by equipping them with appropriate infrastructure to meet this growing demand, including the rise in containerized traffic. Let’s open the gates.

  • Chrispianus Ako - Tanzania National Road Agency
  • Chokri Driss - National Federation of Public-Works Contractors
  • Amakoe Adolehoume - University of Lyon
  • Sophie Tekie - Roads Authority Namibia
  • Wynand JvdM Steyn - University of Pretoria
  • Andreas Schliessler - World Bank

Did you know

High transport costs add 75% to the price of African goods.

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Since 2008 the Bank has helped to build and rehabilitate 25,000 kilometres of main roads and feeder roads, benefiting more than 10 million people.

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Conference venue

Immeuble CCIA, Plateau  -  Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire