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Nigeria - Ebonyi State Ring Road Project - ESIA Summary
The transport sector has been identified as one of the key sectors that will contribute towards social and economic development and the attainment of the country's Vision 20:2020 (NV 20:2020) for a place among the Top 20 World Economies, directly and indirectly. Directly, the sector provides offfarm employment opportunities to the poor, whilst indirectly it plays a complementary role in stimulating production activities and improvement in the social services. In order to play the supporting role for poverty reduction, the country has drafted a National Transport Policy (TSP) which needs to be ratified. The TSP reflects the objectives of the NV 20:2020, the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP (2017 – 2020)), and now the Results Based Country Strategy Paper (CSP 2013-2017). The development of the transport sector in Ebonyi State is guided by the Ebonyi Transport Policy whose infrastructure strategy is to construct new roads and rehabilitate existing ones to improve the quantity, quality, competitiveness and access to markets.