5 bridges in the heart of Guinea
The bridges are build-up out of steel trusses with a length of 48 metres and will have two lanes of traffic. The Kassonyah (96 metres long), Koroty and Demoudoulla (144 metres long) and Kissosso and Kakimbo (192 metres long) bridges will get a pedestrian path on both sides to ensure the safety of pedestrians.
“The project is a good example of combining Dutch sources to make a development project work”, says Erik Beekmans, Director Export & Project Finance at Ballast Nedam International Projects. “The comprehensive collaboration between the contractor and the funding entities Invest International Public Programs (grant) and the commercial loan from Invest International Capital based on the Cover of Atradius Dutch State Business resulted in a sustainable solution across the whole line for the client. As they benefit from European standards not only on technically but moreover on Environmental and Social construction working methods."
"This in combination with a very attractive lending scheme due to the granting element and the long tenor of the loan makes it a very good investment into the Guinean Infrastructure (SDG goal 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure). We are confident we can make this partnership work for future African projects as well.”