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MTBS and Consortium Kick Off Diagnostic Report Workshop for ECOWAS Maritime Masterplan Study

MTBS and her Consortium started a two-day validation workshop for the Study for the Preparation of a Maritime Masterplan for the ECOWAS Region. The workshop is hosted by ECOWAS’ Project Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU) in Accra, Ghana. Representatives from Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Togo, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger and Senegal are attending the workshop while the Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID), sponsor of the study, and the Port Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA) are also in attendance.

With the workshop, held on October 2nd and 3rd, MTBS and her Consortium are rounding off the Diagnostic Phase of the Maritime Masterplan study. The Diagnostic Report presents a detailed, country-by-country overview of current port performance levels, the existing port infrastructure, the regional maritime safety and security practices and the institutional framework. Moreover, the Report presents a traffic forecast until 2045 and projects the future container handling capacity given the planned port expansion projects. The Report culminate in an intervention analysis, highlighting the capacity gaps in the short- (2025), medium- (2035) and long-term (2045) future. The intervention analysis will serve as the basis for the next phase: the Maritime Masterplan.