Guinea Inaugurates New Sierra Leone Border Road

The project received US$86 million in support from the AfDB and the European Union. 

By Liz Bains on
30th June 2023

Guinea inaugurated its new 75km border road with Sierra Leone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on 17 June.

The Coyah-Farmoreah-Sierra Leone Border Road reconstruction project was built using US$86 million in financial support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the European Union. 

The work included the construction of three new bridges with a combined length of 195 metres, as well as the renovation of the entire 75km road. Storm drainage facilities including culverts, gutters and ditches were also added along the course of the road.

At the ceremony, Prime Minister Bernard Gomou emphasised the government’s wish to strengthen economic ties with the countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

"This requires the construction of communication infrastructures that allow the free movement of people and goods through important projects, like the one we are celebrating today," he said. 

He added that he would be instructing the acceleration of other projects in the transport sector.

The upgraded border road is expected to cut transportation costs and travel times, helping to improve living conditions and access to basic services in the area.

Prime Minister Bernard Gomou (centre) at the inuguration (Supplied by AfDB)
Prime Minister Bernard Gomou (centre) at the inauguration (Supplied by AfDB)

Top photo: The 75km new border road (Supplied by AfDB)

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