At the origin of the creation of the Road Management Agency (AGEROUTE) and the Road Maintenance Fund (FER), there are several reasons, the first of which is undoubtedly the economic recession of the 1980s. -1990. Due to the deterioration of the terms of trade, this crisis has severely disrupted the Ivorian economy, particularly the road infrastructure sector. Faced with this situation, Côte d'Ivoire has been forced to reduce progressively and significantly , the public budget allocations devoted to the maintenance of its linear network of 82,000 kilometers (75,500 km of land and 6,500 km of paved road). It has, consequently, witnessed, powerless to the degradation of its important road assets.
The Investment and Adjustment Program of the Transport Sector of Côte d'Ivoire (CI-PAST), initiated in 1998, to give back the road network, unfortunately did not achieve all its objectives, in particular because the lack of training of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), the Road Maintenance Fund to ensure the availability and sustainability of the resources devoted to the maintenance of the road network and the Road Management Agency, with the aim of ensure optimal management of Ivorian road assets.
Assuring the exclusive delegated project management at the Ministry of Economic Infrastructures, and providing its expertise to decentralized communities, AGEROUTE is part of the new strategic vision of development and maintenance of the road network that combines transparency and speed procurement procedures, efficiency and timeliness of benefit payments. Acting on behalf and for the account of the contracting authority, AGEROUTE is now the sole contact for contractors and contractors with works contracts.
In the end, the creation of AGEROUTE and FER is to be welcomed because it reinforces the governance of Côte d'Ivoire's road sector.
Where is Agence de Gestion des Routes (AGEROUTE)