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ASECNA - Capacity Enhancement TA Program

Western Africa
Grant Amount
EUR 2,000,000
Total project cost
EUR 90,000,000
Under disbursement
PFG Lead Financier

The Project is part of a multinational Air Traffic Control (ATC) equipment modernisation programme, which includes modernisation of many Air Traffic Management (ATM), Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) and meteorological systems that are currently in operation even though they are already fully depreciated and are in use only because of life extension programmes. Some of the equipment is outdated and obsolete, which reduces the reliability of the service ASECNA is providing and increases the cost of maintenance. The project comprises the acquisition and construction of the following components:

   (i) Aerodrom Services: lighting, buildings, electrical and ground telecommunications networks
   (ii) Communications: software upgrade, installations and equipment, telecommunication network upgrade, implementation of a secure broadband satellite network   (iii) Navigation: GNSS systems
   (iv) Surveillance: ADS-B roll out & study on future surveillance requirements
   (v) Meteorological equipment 

The EU-AITF Technical Assistance grant will be used in the area of internal management. The TA will be split into two phases:

(i) a preparatory phase (Preparatory TA- completed) - to validate the scope of the Capacity Enhancement TA program, and
(ii) the Capacity Enhancement TA. The latter includes the following three components:

  •   security and quality management and strengthening of internal control (revamping and creation of new procedures and processes to be integrated within the Enterprise Resource Planning system),
  •   strengthening of financial management (financial assessment and modelling capacities), and
  •   project management (strengthening the capacities of the engineers in charge of planning, studies, procurement and projects follow-up).