Freight Transport and Intermodality for Western African Countries

Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
13-15 June 2005

This International Seminar was organized by:

  • the PIARC National Committee of Burkina Faso,
  • the PIARC Technical Committee 2.4 (Freight Transport and Intermodality).

The main theme of the Seminar was Fluidity and bottlenecks in surface transport.

Proceedings of the seminar (Texts in French and English)

TITLES

PRESENTATIONS

PROGRAMME AND INTRODUCTION

0.1

Programme of the seminar

French/ English

0.2

Speech: Ambroise OUEDRAOGO, First Delegate, Burkina Faso

French

0.3

Speech: Eiichi TANIGUCHI, Chairman, C2.4

French/ English

0.4

Introductory speech: Patrice NIKIEMA, Deputy Minister of Transport, Burkina Faso

French

0.5

Opening speech: Hyppolite LINGANI, Minister of Infrastructures, Transport and Housing, Burkina Faso

French

0.6

List of 104 participants

French

THEME 1: FREIGHT TRANSPORT POLICIES IN WEST AFRICA

1.1

NEPAD priorities, Mr Eddie KOÏMBONGO, NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development), Burkina Faso

Slides

1.2

Current freight transport system in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Mr Amadou HAÏNIKOYE, ECOWAS Regional Development Fund, Togo

Paper

1.3

Freight road transport policy and system within the West Africa Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), Ms Hélène GUISSOU, UEMOA, Burkina Faso

Slides

1.4

General situation of transport operations on ECOWAS corridors, Mr Younoussa KOÏTA, Guinea

Paper/ Slides

1.5

Transport system in Africa, Ms Thérèse Marie GUIEBO, UN-ECA, Ethiopia

Slides

1.6

United Nations second decade for transport and communication in Africa: achievements and prospects, Mr Younoussa KOÏTA, Guinea

Paper

THEME 2: FREIGHT INTERMODAL TRANSPORT IN AFRICA

2.1

Niger and Senegal rivers vehicles for development - River transport in Mali,Ms Maria SANDWIDI, Burkina Faso (in place of Mr Harouna CISSE, Mali, held up)

Paper/ Slides

2.2

Creation of dry ports in Mali, Ms Maria SANDWIDI, DGTTM, Burkina Faso (in place of Mr Harouna CISSE, Mali, held up)

Termes de référence pour la construction d'un port sec à Kayes et à Sikasso, Mr Harouna CISSE's NOTE , Mali

Paper/ Slides

2.3

Fluidity and bottlenecks in surface transport, Mr Ali TRAORE, Burkina Faso

Appendix: Evolution du trafic du Burkina suivant les ports de transit (Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Bénin), chart, Mr Yaya YADAN, CBC Burkina Faso

Paper/ Slides

THEME 3: FREIGHT TRANSPORT AND INTERMODALITY: PIARC APPROACH

3.1

The responses of road administrations to the development of freight logistics and the increase in road freight transport, Mr Younoussa KOÏTA, Ministry of Transport, Guinea (see C2.4 national presentations (theme 5))

 

3.2

Alternatives and terminals, Measures to promote intermodal transport, Mr Hans SILBORN, Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Norway (in English and summary in French)

Paper/ Slides

3.3

Mitigation of negative impacts of increased movement of freight, Mr Anders LUNDQVIST, Swedish National Roads Administration, Sweden (see C2.4 national presentations (theme 5) in English)

 

THEME 4: FREIGHT INTERMODAL TRANSPORT: EUROPEAN AND ASIAN EXPERIENCES

4.1

Intermodal Transport in Europe, Mr Jean-Charles POUTCHY-TIXIER, Conseil National des Transports (CNT), France

Report: Intermodal transport in Europe, political observations and Transport Strategies in Europe (in French and English)

Paper/ Slides

4.2

History of freight transport policy in Japan, Mr Masayuki SHIBAHARA, Public Planning & Policies Studies (PPPS), Japon (in French and English)

Paper/ Slides

4.3

Road Safety Solutions in Sweden, Mr Anders LUNDQVIST, Swedish National Roads Administration, Sweden (in English)

Paper/ Slides

4.4

Freight Transport by Autonomous Heavy carrying Dirigibles, Mr Jean-Charles POUTCHY-TIXIER, France (in French and English)

Appendix 1: Le Dirigeable Gros Porteur Autonome, un moyen d'intervention humanitaire à l'échelle des catastrophes, Aerospace Adour Technologies (in French)

Appendix 2: Le DGPA considéré comme bombardier d'eau, Aerospace Adour Technologies (in French)

Paper/ Slides

THEME 5: NATIONAL POLICIES AND MEASURES FOR FREIGHT TRANSPORT (PIARC TC 2.4 )

Delivery to participants of the CD-Rom of the seminar draft conclusions and proceedings, including national presentations made during PIARC Committee 2.4 meeting on 13 June 2005

5.1

Burkina Faso: Freight transport policies and measures in Burkina Faso, Mr Ali TRAORE, Managing Director of the Consignors Burkinabee Council (CBC), Burkina Faso

Paper

5.2

France: Freight transport policies and measures in France, Mr Olivier COLIGNON, CETE, Lyon, France

Paper

5.3

Guinea: Freight transport policies and measures in Guinea, Mr Younoussa KOÏTA, Guinea

Slides

5.4

Japan: Freight transport policy and measures in Japan, Mr Yoshikazu IMANISHI, Japan (in English)

Slides

5.5

Mali: Freight transport policies and measures Mali, Mr Jean-Charles POUTCHY-TIXIER, CNT, France (representing Mr Harouna CISSE)

Paper

5.6

Norway: Freight transport policies and measures in Norway, Mr Hans SILBORN, Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Norway (in English)

Paper/ Slides

5.7

Romania: Freight transport policies and measures, Mr Mircea NICOLAU, ANPC, Romania (in English)

Slides

5.8

Sweden: Transport policy for sustainable development, Mr Anders LUNDQVIST, Swedish National Roads Administration (in English)

Paper/ Slides

SYNTHESIS AND EVALUATION

6.1

Synthesis of the works, Participants and Burkinabee National Committee

Paper

6.2

Closing speech, Mr Hyppolite LINGANI, Minister of Infrastructures, Transport and Housing, Burkina Faso

Paper

6.3

Evaluation of the seminar. Burkinabee National Committee

(Chart in French)

Paper

6.4

Synthesis report of the seminar, Messr. TRAORE & POUTCHY-TIXIER (in French and English)

French/ English

Premilinary information

The Seminar

West Africa Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA)