France grants 87 million USD for road infrastructures at Brazzaville
11 February 2011
France is to grant Congo financing of 87 million USD, which amounts to 80 percent of the total cost of the project, to construct road infrastructures in Brazzaville.
The announcement was made last Tuesday by the French Ambassador in the Congo, Jean-François Valette, at a press conference, reports the Xinhua agency.
The works, which will start at the end of 2012, include a number of urban infrastructure projects, in particular the extension of the corniche road, which is about 10 km long.
It will link the Djoué bridge to the city center and help to open up access to the first and second arrondissements of Brazzaville.
Elsewhere, last Wednesday the Gabonese minister for Public Works, Léon Djouba, launched the construction works on the road running from Ndjolé to Lalara, covering more than one hundred kilometers.
This road is strategic, as it crosses Gabon from West to East, reports the Xinhua agency.