PARIS — Louis Berger recently kicked off a 1.3 million euro ($1.4 million USD) construction supervision project to rehabilitate 151 kilometers (93 miles) of National Road 1 (RN1) between Dabola and Kouroussa in central Guinea. RN1 is a major thoroughfare across the country and could extend to southeastern Mali in the future.
“This contract is the result of our commitment to building a strong partnership with the Guinean Ministry of Public Works, which reflects our more than 25 years of experience in the country,” said Pascal Houdeau, deputy general manager of operations for West and East Africa. “That commitment and experience in Guinea are behind our decision to maintain a presence in the country and continue work during the worst of the Ebola outbreak.”
Financed by the National Development Budget, the project includes site clearance, earthwork, drainage and paving. RN1 rehabilitation is part of a national road network modernization program. The government aims to boost national and international commerce by connecting strategic transport axes and developing the country’s transportation infrastructure.
In recognition of Louis Berger’s experience in country, Alpha Condé, Guinea’s president, recently named the firm “a strategic partner” for its contribution to the development and modernization of the national road infrastructure.
Louis Berger has more than 50 years of experience in Africa and more than 25 years of experience in Guinea, where the firm has implemented over 40 projects. These projects cover a broad range of professional services in transport, mining, agriculture and economic and institutional development.
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