Road expansion programme and the provision of a rainwater drainage: Congo gets F CFA 42 billion from France for road, drainage projects.
France will grant Congo F CFA 41.9 billion to help the African country carry out two major projects - a road expansion programme and the provision of a rainwater drainage system, Jean-François Valette, French Ambassador to Congo, said Thursday in Brazzaville, the Congolese capital.
The road project, which will cost F CFA 26.2 billion, will involve the extension of the Cornice Road and some urban development jobs in the Makélékélé and Bacongo districts, south of Brazzaville.
Under the project, the road will link the Djoue bridge with a view to opening up the Makélékélé and Bacongo districts as well as decongest the OAU avenue in Brazzaville.
Work on those projects will begin in 2014.
The rainwater drainage system in Brazzaville, expected to gulp F CFA 15.7 billion, will help control floods and erosion.