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The impact of mining freight on the highway transport infrastructure in Sierra Leone

Publication Number: RoTAP002

Book Cover: The impact of mining freight on the highway transport infrastructure in Sierra Leone
Part of the SLIE conference series:

A discussion paper on the impact of mining freight on the highway transport infrastructure in Sierra Leone presented June 20-22, 2012 - Biennial Conference of Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers.

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Good transportation gets people to work and is integral to the supply chain of businesses. It also gets people and goods to the marketplace and stimulates economic activities.
In Sierra Leone, transport should support businesses and economic growth and social development through providing fast and efficient movement of people and goods. The mining activities in Sierra Leone have given Sierra Leoneans much needed access to employment opportunities and in turn improving access hinges on better transport infrastructure including roads, tracks, bridges, footpaths and footbridges.
This paper gives the general overview of the highway transportation infrastructure in Sierra Leone and in particular, discusses the challenges facing the highway transportation infrastructure and opportunities for securing sustainable transport options in the future.