Official inauguration of a highway project in Gabon
11 August 2009
A new trunk road project in Gabon has just been officially launched by the Head of State, Rose Rogombé, in Koulamoutou. The new highway will link La Leyou and Lastourville with the aim of achieving the socio-economical development the most remote parts of the country.
This work forms part of a larger project involving the upgrading and bitumen surfacing of three trunk roads, this being the second, financed in the amount of 165 billion CFA by the Banque Africaine de Développement, BAD, being 90% of the total financing.
The work involved with this second road will be carried out by the company Sino Hydro, and constitutes the second stage of the first phase of the upgrading programme for the Gabon road network started in 1992 (PARR).
The aim of the overall project is to allow for the construction of 252.9 kilometres of road, and includes, among other things, the supervision of the work and the performance of highway planning studies for no less than 275 kilometres.
The next stage of this vast project will be the upgrading of the Ndendé-Lélamba highway, the third of the trunk roads, which will be the responsibility of Kober.<br/>