“Guinea could take advantage of its geographical position and its new-found stability to become an economic hub in the sub-region. If road infrastructure is improved then the country could transport a large part of the trade to and from the sub region, particularly goods heading to landlocked countries, such as Mali, via the Port of Conakry.” African Development Bank, 2012
The transport sector in the Republic of Guinea is mainly dominated by road transport; about 95 % of the movement of people and goods are carried by road. In 1985 the industry experienced the first actions of privatization especially in the maritime sub-sector where all maritime auxiliary services (transit, stevedoring, handling etc ...) have been privatized. Gradually the other sub-sectors were also privatized: urban and interurban road transport and air transport.
Urban and suburban transportation is provided by artisanal or informal carriers using taxis or minibuses commonly and more recently by the new transport Guinean society “SOGUITRANS.” Some buses and bush taxis provide intercity passenger while the freight is carried by dozens of small family businesses with most of trucks imported from Europe. The additional costs incurred by tolls informal roadblocks facing the transport of people and goods. Please contact us for more details.
The country has the potential to greatly develop its maritime and river transportation links because it opens out onto the Atlantic Ocean and has several rivers that can be used for four months per year. A lack of public investment in river transportation means that the sub-regional facilities are now somewhat dilapidated. Several projects are in the pipeline to develop transportation beyond the region of Upper Guinea and thereby help to improve trade. Characteristics of the Port Authority of Conakry (PAC) .
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Navigability on the two rivers (Niger from Kouroussa and Milo from Kankan) towards Bamako (Republic of Mali) is possible over a period of four months in the year. The navigable length of the two rivers is 450 km Barges of Mali and Guinea canoes that circulate allow interstate trade. Please contact us for more details.
It is through the Conakry International Airport and passes most of the traffic to and from the outside and around it is drawn in the domestic network. It should be noted that the airport platform Conakry is the most expensive in the sub- region in terms of landing fees and ground handling ; also the price of kerosene is the highest in the sub -region. The Country is linked to the world via Paris and Brussels by several Sabena, and Air France. Please contact us for more details.