Guinea Bissau government to launch international tender to build and refurbish roads in Bissau

26 November 2009

Bissau, Guinea Bissau, 25 Nov – The government of Guinea Bissau plans to launch an international public tender for the repair and construction of urban roads in the country’s capital, the Guinean minister for public works, José António Almeida said Wednesday in Bissau.

Funding for the work will come from the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and the Guinean government and is expected to cost around 12.9 million euros.

The tender is due to be launched in January of next year and covers expansion work on Avenida dos Combatentes da Liberdade da Pátria, which links Bissau to the international airport, construction of pavements, overpasses, setting up traffic lights and public lighting.

The tender also includes construction of the road between QG, in Bissau where the former Armed Force Barracks are located, and Antula, with construction of pavements and public lighting.

The deadline for carrying out the work is 22 months.

The programme designed by the government of Carlos Gomes Júnior, who was elected in 2008, focuses especially on construction and refurbishment of infrastructures in the country. (macauhub)