The International Road Transport Union (IRU) is guiding efforts to formalise and professionalise the road transport industry in Togo, Africa, through the creation of a national road transport federation.
The newly established Faitière Patronale Togolaise des Transporteurs Routiers brings together the main professional organisations in the road transport of passengers and goods to represent the interests of the industry.
With the backing of the World Bank, IRU has been working to support an in-depth reform of road transport in Togo, leading a project that will continue until 2022.
IRU is drawing on its global expertise to advise the Togolese Government, transporters and their professional organisations on how to organise the sector and improve its operation.
The next phase of the project will focus on implementing a training and qualification framework to further professionalise road transport, ensuring safety and operational efficiency.
IRU’s work to build cost-effective, safe and high-quality transport systems in Togo will contribute to the implementation of the Togolese National Development Plan, which aims to make Lomé’s port a regional trade hub.