European Union provides funding to Guinea Bissau to rebuild roads and bridges

24 March 2010

Bissau, Guinea Bissau, 24 March – The European Union (EU) plans to provide Guinea Bissau with a total of 3 million euros for the rebuilding of some bridges and roads and to help set up the legal framework for management of the road sector, under the terms of a document signed Tuesday in Bissau.

The financing convention was signed by the EU delegate in Bissau, the Italian ambassador Franco Nulli and by the Guinea Bissau Secretary of State for the Treasury, Carlos Casimiro, and the bridges that will be rebuilt mainly date back to the colonial period.

The fund will also be uses to maintain around 100 kilometres of road over the next two years.

As well as funding this work the EU will also help Guinea Bissau to create a Roads Institute, approve the political charter for the roads sector and the basic law for the Construction and Public Works sector.

Within that period, the EU plans also to make the Fund for Road Conservation operate effectively, as it currently exists but in practice does not work. (macauhub)