Vinci awarded €97m road construction contract in Cote D'Ivoire

French construction group, Vinci Construction, has announced that Sogea-Satom, a subsidiary of the group, has been awarded a contract to restore a 93-kilometre stretch of between Dabou and Grand Lahou in Cote D'Ivoire.

By Staff Writer on
12th May 2022

The “Coastal Road” between Dabou and Grand Lahou connects the two main port cities of Cote D'Ivoire, Abidjan and San Pedro.

The project involves restoring 93 kilometres of road, widening the road over a 10 kilometre section ahead of Dabou, and improving the drainage and wastewater network to reduce the risk of flooding. 

According to a press release posted on the website of Vinci Construction, the wells drilled as part of the project will eventually be connected to the public water system that serves the town of Toupah in southern Cote D'Ivoire.

The road construction project, which is worth €97 million, will last 15 months, involving on average 450 people, 50% of whom will be employed as a priority from the local region.

Renovating this road is expected to enhance safety and reduce congestion between the two major cities of Abidjan and San Pedro, as San Pedro prepares to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2023.

Political Map of Cote D’Ivoire (Peter Hermes Furian | Dreamstime)
Political Map of Cote D’Ivoire (Peter Hermes Furian | Dreamstime)

Vinci's press statement noted that Sogea-Satom has operated for many years in Côte d’Ivoire, working in particular on upgrading the fishing port in Abidjan, bolstering the drinking water distribution system in Abidjan, building the Songon and Saint Viateur drinking water treatment plants, building a road connecting Bouaké and Ferkessédougou, and building the Yamoussoukro stadium, where games will be played as part of the Africa Cup of Nations in 2023.

Top Photo: Courtesy of Vinci Construction

Add a comment

ConstructAfrica welcomes lively debate, but will not publish comments that are threatening, libellous or abusive.

Plain text

  • You can align images (data-align="center"), but also videos, blockquotes, and so on.
  • You can caption images (data-caption="Text"), but also videos, blockquotes, and so on.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol type start> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id> <img src alt data-entity-type data-entity-uuid data-align data-caption>