The Republic of the Congo has been granted approximately US$ 59M to finance the construction works of the Dolisie-Kibangou road, which is located in the department of Niari (in the southern region of the Central African country), bordering Gabon.
This is financial facility was granted by the Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC) subject to an agreement signed mid-August 2021 between Fortunato-Ofa Mbo Nchama, the President of the BDEAC, and the Congolese Minister of Finance, Roger Rigobert Andely.
An overview of the Dolisie-Kibangou road
The 93 km long Dolisie-Kibangou road is a part of the Brazzaville-Libreville road which is one of the eleven priority projects of the Regional Economic Program (PER) of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC).
The scope of the Dolisie-Kibangou road project also includes the construction of bridges over the Niari and Louvakou rivers as well as the rehabilitation of 53 km of related rural roads, the rehabilitation of socio-economic infrastructure, the construction of 21 water boreholes along the river axis in Congo and the construction of a forest and wildlife control post in Mila Mila.
In addition to the Dolisie-Kibangou road section, the Brazzaville-Libreville road also includes the construction of the 49 km Ndendé-Doussala section in Gabon and the rehabilitation of the 132 km Ngongo-Kibangou section in Congo.
Priority achievements of the Gabonese government
Considered as a strategic road project that will contribute to the integration and development of the Central African sub-region, the Brazzaville-Libreville road is also listed among the priority achievements of the Gabonese government.
Last June, the latter approved two draft laws relating to borrowing authorizations for a total of US$ 162M for the financing of works related to the construction of the Ndendé-Doussala road section.