Burkina Faso - Country Commercial Guide
Transportation Services (Vehicles and parts)
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Burkina Faso, a landlocked country, has always given great importance to the development of transportation infrastructure.  Significant efforts have been made to improve the road system.  Primary roads linking Burkina Faso to neighboring countries (Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, and Niger) are paved.  The country’s single railway connects Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Service from the international airport of Ouagadougou to major African and European cities is provided by airlines such as,  Air Burkina, Air Algeria, Air France, Ethiopian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Air Tunisia, Air Cote d’Ivoire, Turkish Airlines, and ASKY, a regional carrier.

Ongoing road construction projects will create a demand for heavy equipment.  The completion of several major roads under the first U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact has opened up trucking routes to areas of the country that were previously inaccessible.  Also, aviation equipment remains a key export prospect for U.S. firms.

Railway Project Opportunities:

The rail links Ouaga/Niger, Ouaga/Ghana.

The strategic rail project AFRICARAIL was initiated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with the goal of linking the cities of Ouagadougou, Niamey, Cotonou, and Lomé (according to the linear Kaya-Cotonou-Parakou-Niamey-Lomé-Ouagadougou-Blitta plan) over 1915 miles, with 740 miles in Burkina Faso.

Air Transportation Project Opportunities:

After the refurbishment of the existing airport of Ouagadougou, the government is currently constructing a new airport in Donsin, some 20 miles outside of Ouagadougou.

Ministry of Transport, Urban Mobility and Road Safety
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)