TOGO PRESIDENT INAUGURATE POULTRY FARM PROJECT

TOGO PRESIDENT INAUGURATE POULTRY FARM PROJECT

Togo President, Faure Gnassingbé, inaugurated an integrated poultry farming at Avétonou (Agou prefecture), about 100 km from Lomé. The facility spans 660 hectares. The project is led by Porteo-Graine, a subsidiary of the Porteo Group. The facility will include a poultry area covering 162 ha. The remaining space will accommodate the Agricultural Research Technical Institute (ITRA), the Institute of Alternative Training and Development (IFAD-Avetonou), and the Eco-Village. The core of the poultry project revolves around…

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HOW TOGO GOVT. REHABILITATED 2200KM RURAL ROADS BETWEEN 2021 & 2023

HOW TOGO GOVT. REHABILITATED 2200KM RURAL ROADS BETWEEN 2021 & 2023

Between 2021 and 2023, 2,200 kilometers of rural roads have been rehabilitated in Togo, according to official sources cited by local media According to the same sources, an additional 2,552 kilometers are currently under construction as part of the national rural connectivity program. Moreover, 1,720 kilometers of rural roads underwent routine mechanized maintenance during the three years reviewed. This is out of 2,478 kilometers targeted in this area. This year, the government plans to invest…

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TOGO GOVT. TO KICK-OFF CONSTRUCTION OF 21 BRIDGES

TOGO GOVT. TO KICK-OFF CONSTRUCTION OF 21 BRIDGES

The government will kick-off today, the construction of 21 bridges in the countryside. Togo First learned from a reliable source that President Faure Gnassinbé would launch the project. Matière, a French company, is in charge of the works.   The project is set to begin in Kolidè, in the Ogou 2 municipality (Plateaux region).  With the bridges, rural people in the concerned areas will be able to access basic socio-economic facilities and services with more ease….

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TOGO PRESIDENT DISCUSSED RN1 UNITY HIGHWAY FUNDING PLANS WITH AfDB BOSS

TOGO PRESIDENT DISCUSSED RN1 UNITY HIGHWAY FUNDING PLANS WITH AfDB BOSS

The President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé, and the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, met on February 27, 2024. The meeting focused on mobilizing funds to implement the RN1 Unity Highway (Lomé-Cinkassé) project. The RN1 Unity Highway project requires a $2.9 billion investment. The AfDB and its partners will provide the funds.  Gnassingbé and Adesina explored strategies to attract investors to the project. The project should bolster Togo’s position as a logistics hub…

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CONSTRUCTION OF DRINKING WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM AT 95% COMPLETE IN TOGO

CONSTRUCTION OF DRINKING WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM AT 95% COMPLETE IN TOGO

Atakpamé should get a new active technical landfill next month. The project is 95% complete, according to the Minister of Water and Rural Hydraulics, Yark Damehane. The official recently visited the site. “The supervising office (ed. note: in charge of the project) gave us some explanations and set up the completion deadline on March 11, 2024,” Damehane said after visiting the town. Atakpamé is located in the Plateaux region. The landfill includes internal roads, disposal…

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TOGO AND NIGER SIGNED GAS OIL SUPPLY DEAL

TOGO AND NIGER SIGNED GAS OIL SUPPLY DEAL

Niger could soon supply diesel to Togo. Talks in this framework were recently held, according to a press release from the Nigerien Ministry in charge of Energy. The release referenced a meeting that took place on February 17, 2023, between the Ministers of Energy of Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger.  Quoting the release, the Agence Nigerienne de Presse (ANP) reported that the meeting aimed to “bolster the cooperation between the various countries in the field…

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HUGE BOOST AS TOGO MINISTRY OF ENERGY GETS MASSIVE DEVELOPMENY FUNDS

HUGE BOOST AS TOGO MINISTRY OF ENERGY GETS MASSIVE DEVELOPMENY FUNDS

The Ministry of Energy of Togo has been allocated a provisional budget of CFA57 billion under the 2024 finance bill.  With the funds, the Ministry will accelerate existing projects aimed at achieving universal access to power in Togo. In detail, the money will finance the CIZO off-grid project, the PRAVOST (which is the social component of the CIZO), the Tinga project, and various mini-grid projects in rural areas. The financing should also help further expand…

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TOGO GOVT. ANNOUNCED PLANS TO SPEND CFA84BILLION ON ROAD DEVELOPMENT

TOGO GOVT. ANNOUNCED PLANS TO SPEND CFA84BILLION ON ROAD DEVELOPMENT

Togo plans to spend CFA84 billion on road development projects this year. This is 98% of the forecast budget of the Ministry of Public Works (MTP), i.e. 85 billion FCFA, under the 2024 finance bill. The country will use part of the money to asphalt 180 km of roads, according to the Ministry of Public Works. Another part will serve to develop and asphalt around 206 km of roads. According to the Ministry, “the projects could…

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TCHAMBA COMMUNITY GET NEW MODERN MARKET BUILDING IN TOGO

TCHAMBA COMMUNITY GET NEW MODERN MARKET BUILDING IN TOGO

The municipality of Tchamba, northern Togo, now has its market. The facility was inaugurated on January 21, 2024. It was built as part of a larger project to support small infrastructure projects at the community level.  Steered by the National Agency for Support to Grassroots Development (ANADBEB), the new market cost CFA124 million. It has ten cantonal-type sheds, three storage warehouses, two blocks of modern latrines, and a PV-powered borehole. The whole market was built…

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PORT-CIMTOGO ROAD SECTION CLOSED AGAIN FOR REPAIRS IN TOGO

PORT-CIMTOGO ROAD SECTION CLOSED AGAIN FOR REPAIRS IN TOGO

The portion of National Road 2 (Lomé-Aného) between the Port roundabout and Cimtogo has been closed to traffic again since Monday January 8 at 11 p.m. This section was temporarily reopened at the end of last year, during the holiday period. This new closure aims to allow the continuation of the work started a few weeks ago and to complete the covering of the track, indicated Zouréhatou Kassah-Traoré, the Togolese minister responsible for public works….

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CONSTRUCTION OF DATCHA UNIVERSITY TO KICK OFF SOON IN TOGO

CONSTRUCTION OF DATCHA UNIVERSITY TO KICK OFF SOON IN TOGO

Togo will kickstart the first phase of its regional university construction program this year. In this phase, the country will start building a university in Datcha, Plateaux region, and continue delocalizing the University of Kara. The news was announced by Sani Yaya, Minister of Economy and Finances. “The first phase of the project to build new universities in each region begins in 2024 and concerns the University of Kara and the University of Datcha,” said…

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TOGO GOVT. LAUNCH URBAN ROAD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT AT DAPAONG

TOGO GOVT. LAUNCH URBAN ROAD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT AT DAPAONG

In Togo, road development work in the town of Dapaong (610 km north of Lomé) began on Thursday, December 14, 2023. The first sod was given by the Minister of urban planning, housing, and land reform, Kodjo Adédzé. The work, planned to last eight months, will consist of development, sanitation, and asphalting over a total of 1000 linear meters of road. The project also takes into account the rehabilitation and strengthening of the old rainwater…

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HOW TOGO MINISTER PRESENTED PROPOSED INFRASTRUCTURAL PLANS TO AfDB

HOW TOGO MINISTER PRESENTED PROPOSED INFRASTRUCTURAL PLANS TO AfDB

Held in Marrakech, Morocco, the Africa Investment Forum saw Togo represented at the event by its Minister of Investment Promotion, Manuella Santoshe. At the forum, the Togolese official presented various projects, including the railway project, going from Lomé to Cinkassé, and the undergoing Unité highway project, both of which require substantial funding. She also presented the various investment opportunities that make Togo a perfect investment destination. According to Santos, the AfDB is available to support…

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TOGO GOVT. SET TO ADOPT MASTER PLAN FOR COASTAL DEVELOPMENT

TOGO GOVT. SET TO ADOPT MASTER PLAN FOR COASTAL DEVELOPMENT

Togo could soon adopt a master plan for the development of its coast (SDAL). The project was discussed last week, on Oct. 26, at the Council of Ministers. The SDAL, according to a statement relayed by the minister of maritime economy and coastal protection, Edem Kokou Tengue, will be based on scientific data and will emphasize an integrated ecosystem management approach. The plan should foster space rationalization and proper execution of development projects, “ to meet…

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TOGO PRIME MINISTER LAUNCH URBAN WATER SECURITY PROJECT

TOGO PRIME MINISTER LAUNCH URBAN WATER SECURITY PROJECT

Togolese Prime Minister, Victoire Tomegah-Dogbe, has launched the Urban Water Security Project (PaSH-MUT). Launched in Lomé, the capital, the project will help more people have drinking water in the Greater Lomé area.  According to PM Tomegah-Dogbe, the PaSH-MUT should enable almost a million people in the Greater Lomé area to benefit from better services, related to water supply. The official added that 200,000 people living in this area will be connected, for the first time,…

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TOGO SECURED €35M FUND FOR 7KM GBODJOME-AGBODRAFO COASTAL

TOGO SECURED €35M FUND FOR 7KM GBODJOME-AGBODRAFO COASTAL

Togo secured a €35 million loan from the French Development Agency (AFD) to continue its coastal protection works along the 7km-long axis going from Gbodjome to Agbodrafo. The related agreement was inked recently by the Togolese minister of finance, Sani Yaya, and France’s ambassador to Togo, Augustin Favereau. Several important figures were present, including the Togolese minister of environment and AFD’s country director.  “I am delighted with the signing of the Credit Agreement with the Agence…

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TOGO PRIME MINSTER ANNOUNCED PROGRESS ON CONSTRUCTION OF HOSPITAL

TOGO PRIME MINSTER ANNOUNCED PROGRESS ON CONSTRUCTION OF HOSPITAL

Togolese Prime Minister Victoire Tomegah-Dogbe recently visited the construction site of the Togblékopé Mother & Child Hospital. The official, on the occasion, said the works for these facilities, which are being built in all five regions of the country, were “moving well”. “Together with the ROK Development company, I visited the Togblékopé Mother & Child Hospital worksite. I salute the good progress of this project, which will be replicated in the 5 regions of our…

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WATER CHALLENEGES: TOGO GOVT. TO EXTEND WATER PROJECT TO SAVANES REGION

WATER CHALLENEGES: TOGO GOVT. TO EXTEND WATER PROJECT TO SAVANES REGION

In Togo, the drinking water supply network in the Savanes region will be extended precisely to the localities of Dapaong and Naki-est. The minister in charge of urban planning and housing, Koffi Tsolenyanu, launched the works at the end of last week in the prefecture of Tône. In Dapaong, 40 km of the network will be deployed in 10 neighborhoods, benefiting 2,500 people, while in Naki-Est, around 5,000 people will benefit from 4 boreholes, a…

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TOGO HOTEL SET PACE WITH 500KWC SOLAR POWER PLANT INSTALLATION

TOGO HOTEL SET PACE WITH 500KWC SOLAR POWER PLANT INSTALLATION

Hotel Sarakawa in Togo is getting into a full energy transition to solar, with the installation of a photovoltaic power plant of 500 kilowatt-peak (KWC). The solar power plant which will cost 496 million CFA francs will be deployed over an area of ​​4,000 square meters, dressing the roof of the hotel’s main building with 1,224 photovoltaic panels, each acting as a generator of renewable energy. The infrastructure was inaugurated by the flagship of the…

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TOGO ENERGY MINISTER ANNOUNCED PLANS TO LAUNCH ELECTRIFICATION WORK ON 18 LOCALITIES

TOGO ENERGY MINISTER ANNOUNCED PLANS TO LAUNCH ELECTRIFICATION WORK ON 18 LOCALITIES

Togo Minister of Energy and Mines, Mawunyo Aziablé, proceeded on Monday, July 31, 2023, in Gbargou-Gbangbagou in the municipality of Tône 4, to launch electrification work on 18 localities in the Savannahs. In this case, she implanted the first electrical pole. This, as part of the implementation of the Savannah Area Emergency Program (PUR), which aims to strengthen the resilience of this part of the country facing the jihadist threat. The initiative, it is said,…

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