AFRICANGLOBE – Away from politics, 2014 saw the completion of several momentous economic projects in Africa, set to transform countries and regions even further. The launch of these projects is set to bring communities closer together, encourage investment and facilitate more development.
Here are only 10 of these projects that have been accomplished in Africa this year.
1. Conakry – Bamako highway
At the very beginning of 2014 the African Development Bank (AfDB) opened its $17 million infrastructure project between Guinea’s capital Conakry and Bamako in Mali. The transnational intercity highway is the only point of entry and exit between the two cities.
Having been heavily overcrowded, catering for thousands of people daily, the new road has remodelled transportation in the region, at the same time significantly improving safety. Before the completion of the highway breakdowns were rampant, forcing some drivers to remain on the road for days. This 938km distance can now be covered in 12 – 16hours. More importantly, the goods from the border of Guinea, an area which relies on its sales to Bamako, can now arrive in the Malian capital in no more than 30min.(Completed: January 2014)