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Jacobs to work on Ivory Coast transport first

Abidjan

Jacobs is to work on a project to provide the Ivory Coast’s first transport interchange.

Jacob will be working with phosphate exporter OCP in a joint venture called Jesa, it will provide management consultancy services for an intercity bus and metro station that will serve up to 25M passengers per year. The capital cost of the project is around £66M.

The client is the African Society of Investments and Infrastructure (SA2I) and the station is called Gare Routiere d’Abidjan, will be located on a 25ha site.

“Abidjan is the Côte d’Ivoire’s main hub for international bus lines, and this new metro project is expected to make a significant contribution to the modernisation of the road transport system and improved customer experience. We look forward to leveraging our wide-ranging transportation experience to help deliver this important infrastructure programme,” said Jacobs president for buildings and infrastructure Bob Pragada.

In addition to the new project, Jesa is opening an office in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast’s economic capital, later this year.

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