Congo Republic Begins $1.1 Billion Development Program in South
Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso announced the start of work on a 530 billion CFA franc ($1.1 billion) development program in the Pool region in the southeast of the country.
The project will include the construction of public buildings, electricity and road infrastructure, and drinking- water facilities in the region’s 13 districts, Planning Minister Pierre Moussa told reporters today in Kinkala, 75 kilometers (47 miles) west of the capital, Brazzaville.
Republic of Congo, sub-Saharan Africa’s fourth-biggest oil producer, experienced a civil war from 1997 to 1999 that left at least 10,000 people dead and forced 800,000 people to flee their homes.
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