WADB finances road repairs in capital of Guinea Bissau

19 February 2013

The West African Development Bank (WADB) has granted funding of 41 billion CFA francs (US$82 million) to repair roads in the city of Bissau, under the terms of an agreement signed Friday with the Guinea Bissau transitional government.

Guinean finance minister, Abubacar Demba Dahaba, said that the project was intended to improve living and travel conditions for the population of the country’s capital, in ten of the 47 neighbourhoods in Bissau.

The project will repair 43.12 kilometres of urban roads, and will be carried out in three phases that will cover 13.5 kilometres in the first phase, 14.82 kilometres in the second phase, and 14.80 kilometres in the final phase.

The minister also said that the work would start with repairs on the road around Bissau, which passes by the port. (macauhub)