Agreements signed between Gabon and France in the infrastructure sector
26 February 2010
On the occasion of the visit by French Head of State, Mr. Sarkozy, to Libreville on 24 February 2010, new agreements were signed between Gabon and France, in particular in the infrastructure sector.
One project is going to be carried out in Port-Gentil, involving the sewage treatment system of the city, the upgrading of the waste water treatment network, the construction of 1000 latrines, and the establishment of a facility for treating the waste from septic tanks.
In the transport sector, an agreement worth 4.7 million Dollars has been signed for the construction of the Boulingui bridge to the south of Libreville, in order to facilitate movements and allow for improvement in economic activity in this region.
The French Bolloré Group will be undertaking the work of uprating the capacities of the port of Owendo, which is scheduled to start at the beginning of July.
Estimated at 61.7 million Dollars, the plans are to extend the port by 300 metres in order to enlarge its capacities and cover international demand.