Chinese construction company China Railway Seventh Group (CRSG) has won a €39 million contract to build a road from Boké in Guinea-Conakry to Québo in Guinea-Bissau.
Boké is a strategic port town located in western Guinea-Conakry close to mines.
The road is being built to alleviate congestion at the Boké port and create a new trade route for bauxite exports. China is a major importer of bauxite, with half of its supply originating from Guinea-Conakry.
In West Africa, CRSG is active in Guinea-Conakry, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.
In these countries, the company has been heavily involved in bridge building, including the Dinghiraye and Niger Bridges in Guinea-Conakry and the Medinandiathbe River in Senegal.