Guinea inaugurates Coyah-Sierra Leone border road project

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The Coyah-Sierra Leone border road which was built with the support of the African Development Bank (AFDB) and the European Union has been inaugurated. It was officially inaugurated by Guinean Prime Minister Bernard Gomou in the presence of a delegation from the regional office of the AFDB, led by Léandre Bassolé, the office manager.

The infrastructure developed under the Coyah-Farmoreah-Sierra Leone Border Road Reconstruction Project concerns the Coyah-Farmoreah-Sierra Leone Border Road. Which has been completely rebuilt over 75 kilometres.

Additionally, there are three bridges that with a cumulative length of 195 meters. Along with the road’s various outbuildings, sanitation works (culverts, gutters) have been constructed to ensure that it can function properly.

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Funding for the Coyah-Sierra Leone border road project

The project was funded by the African Development Bank and the European Union with the sum of $86 million. The project was also designed to address the need to open up the producing regions that it was concerned with. As well as contribute to helping to improve their economies’ competitiveness and diversification by connecting Conakry to Freetown on a fully tarred road.

Furthermore, Prime Minister Bernard Gomou emphasized the goal of the highest vision of the Guinean government. Which is to improve economic relations and ties of friendship between Guinea and the members of the ECOWAS.

Mr Bassolé declared, “The border link between Sierra Leone and Coyah is now feasible thanks to the completion of these several projects. This helps to greatly raise the standard of service on the Conakry-Freetown axis.”

“The construction of the Coyah-Sierra Leone border road has a favourable effect on the accessibility to basic services. As well as travel times, and transportation costs. It will contribute to improving the living conditions of the populations of the extended area of ​​influence of the project. Which comprises 11% of the combined areas of the two countries,” he added.