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Congo Brazzaville: Congo to refurbish bridge with CFAF7.2b

2013/07/17

The Congolese government is to spend CFAF7.2 billion (US$14 million) this year to refurbish the Kouilou bridge, the longest in the country, according to a government official, Youssef Ben Salah.

The bridge, which is 400-metres long, is located 45km from the Congolese commercial capital, Pointe-Noire, where the Kouilou River empties into the Atlantic Ocean

The bridge facilitate the movements of people and goods between Pointe-Noire and the district of Madingou-Kayes, and enables small-scale forest exploiters and other economic operators to evacuate their products to the commercial city.

The refurbishment of the bridge, which was built in 1985 and has not been refurbished since again, will be completed in December.
 

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