The situation in Senegal

The transport sector is responsible for 10% of Senegal's GNP and road transport is responsible for 90% of the nation's transport. The classified road network consists of 14,576 km of roads, of which 4,265 km are paved. The reforms that have been introduced since the 1980s are outlined. Road sector financing during the 1970s and 1980s resulted in the infrastructure being in a poor condition due to chronic shortage of funding for maintenance and rehabilitation, major institutional weaknesses in planning and scheduling, and an absence of strategic vision. In 1990, the first adjustment programme for the transport sector (PAST) was set up to ensure adequate funding for network maintenance and to improve the management of the road network by creating a Road Data Bank and an inventory of engineering structures. The Public Works Directorate (DTP) was created from the General Public Works Directorate. New reforms were made in the roads' administration in the second transport sector programme in 1999. New responsibilities were defined for the DTP and the Roads Council was set up. Recommendations are made for future improvements.


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  • Accession Number: 01061047
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2007 2:07PM