The Dakar to Bamako section will consist of upgrading a 1,228km railway to standard gauge between the border with Senegal and Bamako in Mail. This will improve the connectivity between Dakar Port in Senegal and landlocked Mali. By offering multi-modal transport options costs of moving goods will be much cheaper allowing the region to thrive.

With bauxite reserves estimated at +2 billion metric tons, the railway will be able to efficiently move the raw materials at significantly reduced impact on the nations roadways as well as at a much quicker rate.