ghana-burkina faso railway RfP

RfP issued for Ghana – Burkina Faso Railway Interconnectivity Project

Three competitors for the Ghana – Burkina Faso Railway Interconnectivity Project were issued Request for Proposal (RfP) documents as part of the final stage of the procurement process for the selection of a private sector investor to partner with the two countries for the development of the rail project under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.

The Transaction Advisors for the project, Messrs TEAM Engineering SpA (Italy) and Vision Consult Limited (Ghana), issued the RfP to the representatives of the three bidders at a Bidder’s Conference meeting held in Accra on April 22.

The three consortia which were pre-qualified in May 2019 include:

  1. African Global Development SARL / Race Consulting Engineering LP / Kalliergos O.T.M. Consulting Engineering Company S.A. / NS-A Corp / Stichting Actieve Ondernemers Begeleiding.
  2. China Railway No. 10 Engineering Group Co. Ltd. / China Railway Engineering Design and Consulting Group Company Ltd. / Strategic Initiatives Ltd.
  3. Frontline Capital Advisors / Mota-Engil Group / Deutsche Bahn (DB) / Siemens AG / AIIM / GIBB / Quadrante / AB & David.
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The concession agreement is expected to be concluded by the end of November 2021 and construction work is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2022.

The development of the cross-border railway project is in line with Ghana’s policy direction which seeks to connect all economic and industrial zones, as well as, all regional capitals by rail.

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