A proposed 7,000km African Dakar-Djibouti highway project’s contract could soon be granted according to the New Economic Partnership for African Development (NEPAD).

The multi-billion dollar project will be carried out by NEPAD as the main tool for accelerating dynamic trade between Senegal and Djibouti.

NEPAD transportation consultant Adama Deen said that that two engineering companies from South Africa and Tunisia are competing for this huge infrastructure project.

The projects are underway for missing links along the Cairo-Cape Town and Dakar-Djibouti highways. The road between Khartoum and Cairo is under construction, and a feasibility study has been undertaken for the Dakar-Djibouti Highway.

NEPAD is a multi-national organisation set up to ensure integrated socio-economic development in Africa.