ECOWAS organises sensitization meeting on Regional Infrastructure Master Plan

APA– Lagos ECOWAS will hold a sensitization meeting on the ECOWAS Regional Infrastructure Master Plan in line with the objectives of the ECOWAS Strategic Vision 2050.. According to the statement by the ECOWAS Commission, the ECOWAS Regional Infrastructure Master Plan includes 145 investment projects and 56 “soft” projects. “This campaign aims to establish…

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) ECOWAS will hold a sensitization meeting on the ECOWAS Regional Infrastructure Master Plan in line with the objectives of the ECOWAS Strategic Vision 2050.

The Master Plan was approved at the 60th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Heads of State Meeting in December 2021.

According to the statement by the ECOWAS Commission, the ECOWAS Regional Infrastructure Master Plan includes 145 investment projects and 56 “soft” projects (technical studies, project preparation activities, institutional reforms and capacity building). The Investment projects in the Master Plan include 92 energy projects, 48 transport projects and 5 ICT projects estimated at USD 131 billion over the period 2020-2045.

It added that one of the accompanying measures of the Master Plan is the awareness campaign aimed at promoting the said plan among the main stakeholders, both at the national and regional level.

“This campaign aims to establish the Master Plan as the strategic framework for infrastructure development in the ECOWAS region. This will ensure consistency and synergy in the various interventions and the development partners will also be invited to align themselves with this Master Plan in the prioritization of their interventions.

“To this end, a sensitization meeting on the ECOWAS Regional Infrastructure Master Plan will be held in Accra, Ghana, on June 23-24, 2022. This meeting will see the participation of ministries in charge of national planning of ECOWAS Member States as well as regional organizations and development partners,” it added.

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