The Cote d’Ivoire government and the Abidjan Rail Transport Company (STAR, a French-Korean consortium), on Monday signed a partnership agreement for the construction of a modern metro system in Abidjan by the year 2020.

rail “The agreement addressed issues of funding, construction and management of the urban rail transport system in Cote d’Ivoire’s commercial capital,” a statement issued after the signing ceremony said.


“The project that aims to give Abidjan a mass transport system just like other major cities in the world, will improve movement, secure traffic and improve the population’s quality of life,” the statement added.
According to the agreement, the first phase of the railway line will be inaugurated in December 2019 and the whole project will be completed in September 2020.

Line 1 of the Abidjan metro that will cover a distance of 40 km, will link Anyama commune in northern Abidjan to Port-Bouet commune in the south of the capital. It will pass through Abobo, Adjame, Plateau, Treichville, Marcory and Koumassi communes.

The main shareholders in STAR are French and South Korean companies that include Bouygues Travaux Publics, DTP, Dongsan engineering, Hyundai Rotem and Keolis. Enditem


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