China finances construction of motorway in Guinea-Bissau

28 November 2016

China will finance the construction of a motorway between the city of Bissau and Safi, a town which is 14.4 kilometres north of the Guinea-Bissau capital, in what will be “a work of modern engineering,” the Chinese ambassador said.

Ambassador Wang Hua made the announcement on Friday during the announcement of the arrival of Chinese technicians to Bissau to prepare the start of the motorway construction work, which will cost US$ 16.5 million and will facilitate flow of commercial products from the interior to the capital.

The Chinese diplomat said the agreement between the two countries has been signed, the work will start in 2017 and the motorway will have three separate lanes in each direction and its own lighting.

Wang Hua also said all the technical and financial conditions were in place for work to begin and gave assurances that China will continue to support the development of Guinea-Bissau.

China has been a great partner for Guinea-Bissau in terms of bilateral cooperation, having already built several infrastructures including the Presidential, Government and Justice palaces, the National Assembly, the Military Hospital, the “24 de Setembro” National Stadium and the public lighting system in the city of Bissau. (macauhub)