Sunday, 12 February 2012

Changes since 2010...

The Africa Mercy has been docked here in Togo for well over a month now, and I haven't had a chance to get any pictures of the surrounding area up just yet. Well, today I made it my mission to get some photos to show how things have changed - and stayed the same - since we were last docked here in the Port Autonome de Lomé in 2010. Enjoy!

The replacement forklift has arrived to replace the one lost in Freetown's port last year.

The Transportation tent and container on the dock.

The new Hospital tents on the dock - they are actually inflatable (the white ones).

The ship's swimming pool now has the Mercy Ships logo on the bottom!

Togo's Navy still share the waters by the AFM.

There is much activity across the port where Crystal Plage, a restaurant and beach resort, used to be. It is now just a pile of rocks as the harbour is being extended.

Barges and construction equipment where the port is being excavated.

Elsewhere in Togo, there is much development. The transportation infrastructure is far better that what it was back in 2010. Here are a few photos to highlight the positive development that is occurring.

The Beach Road is complete - and has working street lights!

This building was just a concrete shell in 2010. Now it is a modern financial institution!

Another view of the Ecobank headquarters.

Heading towards the port along Beach Road. Note the road signs too!

The large empty space that was just outside of the port has now been converted into a paved parking area for trucks. It really has eased the traffic flow in the port!

1 comment:

The Peet Family said...

Great photos Murray! Thanks for keeping me up to date! Olly