China pays for motorway extension works in Guinea-Bissau

9 November 2016

A company from China will begin work to extend the motorway linking Bissau to the city’s airport, the only international airport in Guinea-Bissau, the minister of Public Works, Construction and Urban Development Malam Bandjai said.

The minister, who was speaking at the ceremony to deliver the second phase of the solar lighting project in the city of Bissau from the Chinese ambassador, Wang Hua, did not disclose the name of the company in question or the cost of the work, but said everything would be paid for by the Chinese government.

The Chinese ambassador only said that his country would continue to support Guinea-Bissau in the fight against poverty and underdevelopment.

The implementation of the second phase of the solar lighting project in the city of Bissau, like the first, was entirely funded by China and executed with the support of Chinese technicians. It consisted of placing solar street lights in some avenues and in streets in the capital of Guinea Bissau.

Ambassador Wang Hua said at the ceremony that China would be responsible for the maintenance of these lampposts. (macauhub)

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