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Ivory Coast launches building of metro challenge

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Ivory Coast on Monday commissioned the development of two main infrastructure initiatives within the Ivorian financial capital Abidjan- that of a metro and the extension of the worldwide airport. The launch of the development was attended by the French Economic system Minister Bruno le Maire who signed agreements  together with credit score, for this challenge.

“The aim of my go to is clearly to mark the concrete launch of the completion of main infrastructure initiatives right here in Abidjan. ” Le Maire mentioned in Abidjan.

“The metro is among the largest infrastructure initiatives on the continent. It’s an bold challenge, a social challenge that may profit tens of millions of individuals in Abidjan” the French minister added.

On the finish of 2019, a French consortium comprising the teams Bouygues Travaux Publics, Alstom, Colas Rail and Keolis had been chosen to construct the primary metro line in Abidjan.

On the time, France dedicated to cowl the contract with a mixture of loans from the French Treasury and personal financing assured by the French authorities. The price of the work is estimated at 1.36 billion euros. The road will cross the Ivorian metropolis from north to south over 37 km, so far as the airport. The development work has been delayed for years, however the authorities hopes that the metro can be operational by 2025.