Equatorial Guinea continues investment in infrastructures
InformAfrica – With a clear objective in the Horizon 2020 Plan, the Government of Equitorial Guinea continues with its policy of investment and improvement of the country’s infrastructures.
With this aim, on August 2nd the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, laid the first stone of the large projects that will facilitate converting Equatorial Guinea into an emerging country.
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo proceeded, within the agenda of the activities programmed for the 33rd Anniversary of the Freedom Coup, to inaugurate the bridge over the River Wele, the City Council of Mbini, the Bolondo highway and the Mbini Stadium.
But these great inaugurations followed other activities such as the laying of the foundation stone of different infrastructures, such as the Public Market; the District Courthouse; the Mbini Hospital; the Police Station and residence; the residence of the district education inspector; the construction of 52 social houses; the Mbini-2 subdivision; the project for the drinking water supply, sewer and home connection in Mbini and the construction of a boardwalk, which will be located on each side of the bridge and will have a length of more than a thousand meters.
The first stone was also laid for the highway connecting Sipolo, Nume, Ndote, Bilen; the bridge over the Ndote River –with a length of 107 meters and 11 meters in width; the Bata-Bome highway passing through Bolondo; the construction and gravelling of the Ndote-Handje section of highway of 9.8 km and the installation of telecommunication repeater antennas that will connect the coastal towns.
In addition to laying the foundation stone, different projects to be carried out in upcoming dates were presented, such as the work of improving the road from Bata to Niefang; the expansion and modernization project of the port of Bata; The linking of the interchange in the junction of Bindung; asphalting work in different sections of the Mbea-Nsang-Nsok-Nzomo-Ñoankien highway, with a length of 87 km; Mongomo-Ebebiyin of 73 km; Asok-Aconibe-Oveng of 101 km; Mongomo-Nsork of 64 km; Micomeseng-Ebebiyin of 96 km; Bindung-Rio Campo of 66 km or the project of planning the new park of Malabo that will have nine areas, including one of forest preservation.
Equatorial Guinea is focused on improving the communications capabilities of its country and achieving the objectives of the Horizon 2020 Plan. Equatorial Guinea took the first decisive step towards improving communications in October 2009, when optical fiber cable was laid to connect the island of Bioko and the continental region. This November 2012, the optical fiber cable of ACE (Africa Coast to Europe) will connect Equatorial Guinea with twenty other countries, both African and European alike.
Carmelo Martin Modu Ebuka, the current Secretary of State for Technology and Telecommunications, said that the 275 kilometers of optical fiber cable linking Bioko and the continental region was the most ambitious government project to improve internal communication systems to date.
Source: Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office