Assembly of the African Union, 12th Ordinary Session, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1-3 February 2009

Sectors : Energy, Infrastructure General, Transport
Organisation : AU
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Commitments in: Infrastructure - Infrastructure General

“WE, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union...

1. Support the development of infrastructure in Africa within the framework of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA);

2. Develop, as a matter of priority, the major regional and continental hydroelectric power projects, to ensure energy security in Africa;

3. Take all appropriate measures to complete the missing sections in the major transport corridors and remove all physical and non-physical barriers to the development of inter-State transport in Africa;

4. Institute appropriate institutional, legal and regulatory reforms, conducive for private sector investment in infrastructure development;

5. Promote innovative financing mechanisms to speed up the development of transport and energy infrastructure;”


Commitments in: Infrastructure - Transport

“WE, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union...


...9. Accelerate the facilitation of inter-State transport through harmonization of laws and simplification of transit procedures to promote efficiency and safe operation of transport in Africa;

10. Improve connectivity of the air transport networks between Member States of the Union through comprehensive implementation of the 1999 Yamoussoukro Decision;

11. Give high priority to environmental protection and to transport and energy safety and security to promote sustainable development of infrastructure and related services;”