Ivory Coast started a road construction project funded with a $100 million loan from the Export-Import Bank of China.
It will take about 30 months to complete the highway connecting Abidjan, the commercial capital, to the eastern coastal town of Bassam, President Alassane Ouattara said at the start of the project today.
China Machinery Engineering Corp. is the contractor on the project, he said. Ivory Coast will provide an additional 9.3 billion CFA francs ($17.4 million) to complete the road, he added.
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