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Africa's Infrastructure Outlooks 2040

Author: NEPAD, African Union, AfDB
Organisation: NEPAD, African Union, AfDB
Publish Date: April 2010
Country: Africa
Sector: Development
Method: Forecasting
Theme: Infrastructure
Type: Report
Language: English
Tags: Regional Integration, Infrastructure, Transport, Energy, Transboundary water resources, TWR, Information and communication technology. ITC

The study covers the following infrastructure services: Transport. The study focuses on the African Regional Transport Infrastructure Network (ARTIN), which consists of the Trans-African Highways plus 40 key corridors carrying 40% of Africa’s international trade, 19 ports handling 70% of the continent’s international trade, and 53 airports handling 90% of the continent’s air traffic. Energy. In examining all transmission lines above 110kV and all generation plants above 50 MW, the PIDA power study covers more than 90% of power transport and generation on the continent. Transboundary water resources (TRW). The 10 river basins and 3 aquifers included in the study cover 80% of the area of Africa’s international basins. Approximately 80% of Africa's freshwater resources are transboundary. Information and communication technology (ICT). The study focuses on intercontinental and regional connectivity accounting for 90% of Africa’s voice and data traffic.
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