Global Gateway will promote worldwide infrastructure investments that create sustainable, smart, resilient, inclusive and safe networks in all modes of transport. It will support networks providing connectivity with the Trans European Transport Network.
Ambition by 2030: Integrate the African and European multimodal transport networks in line with the regional and continental frameworks and tailor these networks to the economic potential of an African Continental Free Trade Area.
EIB will launch studies in 2023 for the financing of this road in Benin and EU financing will be prepared.
In 2023 an agreement will be signed with EIB for the expansion of Banjul Port, Gambia; an agreement will also be signed for the rehabilitation of the Bissau/Safim – Sao Domingos-Mpack-Senegal border, Guinea Bissau; the construction of Bus Rapid Transit lines in Dakar, Senegal will be finished; and an agreement for financing of the Senegal Dakar Public Transport Network will be signed. More about EU-Africa strategic corridors.
In 2023 feasibility studies for the Yaounde bypass road in Cameroon will be completed. More about EU-Africa strategic corridors.
In 2023 the remaining funds from the Fonds d’etudes et d’aide au secteur prive (FASEP) will be used to finance the completion of feasibility studies and allow for a roundtable of potential donors.
This Team Europe Initiative includes a project to modernise the Alexandria Area Control Centre (ARCC), whose technology is now obsolete. In 2023 approvals of an AFD loan and European grant will take place.
In 2023 there will be a signature with the EIB and AFD for the Nairobi Green Mobility/Bus Lines (BRT 3). More about EU-Africa strategic corridors.
In 2023 works to extend and upgrade the port infrastructure will begin.
The initial production target is of 6 million tonnes per annum of methanol for green shipping. In 2023, private sector participants will finalise the feasibility study for the first phase in Morocco and Egypt.
The railway corridor is part of the strategic Trans-European Transport Network. It is a multi-modal transport network that includes sea and riverine ports, airports, roads and railways. In 2023, grant agreements and construction contracts will be signed.
Team Europe will mobilise AFD and EIB loans and an European grant to finance the extension of Rabat tramway network to distant suburbs. The loans will be approved in 2023.
In 2023, contracts will be signed for the upgrading and electrification of the suburban train in Surabaya, Indonesia.
This project includes the upgrade of Laotian National Highway No. 2. In 2023, the report of the evaluation mission will be released and talks on EIB co-financing will be held.
This corridor between the ports at Sines and Barra do Dande will contribute to the security of the supply chain in the agri-food sector and support a green energy and critical raw materials supply chain, promoting economic and social development. In 2023 the Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement will be signed.
Building bridges to create the Global Gateway’s strategic corridors
The Mabang bridge connects Sierra Leone’s Northwestern and Southern regions. It is Sierra Leone’s longest bridge of this kind of structure built in recent times, and also the country’s second longest bridge after Aberdeen bridge in Freetown.