Head of State opens Port of Bata

The presidential couple, as part of the activities planned to mark the 40th Anniversary of the freedom Coup, oversaw, on Tuesday 30th July, the opening ceremony for the Extension and Modernisation Project of the Port of Bata.

In addition to the Port of Bata, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Constancia Mangue de Obiang opened other works of social interest that the Government has executed in the city of Bata, such as phase 6 of the promenade; the fishing port, and the regional delegations of Finance and Trade.

The event was attended by senior figures from the country, such as the Vice-President of the Republic, Charged with Defence and national Security, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the presidents of constitutional bodies, the Prime Minister, the PDGE General Secretary, and the Mayor of Bata, among other figures, and began with the decoration with the Order of Independence of Equatorial Guinea to the board of China Road, the company executing the project of extension and modernisation of the Port of Bata.

After the decorations, a member of the board from China Road thanked the Government for the trust placed in them regarding the emblematic project of the extension and modernisation of the port; work which began in 2008.

The report presented by the Minister for Public Works and Town Planning, Diosdado Nsue Medja, included the fact that the financing of the work was provided in total by the Government of Equatorial Guinea, with a figure of over 1000 million Franco CFA.

The President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, for his part, congratulated the population for 3rd August, the date of the commemoration of the Freedom Coup, which will be celebrated throughout the country.

“We must value the reality currently seen in the country, as despite the economic crisis, the Government is continuing to transform and finance projects such as those we are opening today”, pointed out the Head of State.

The Port of Bata, the most important in Equatorial Guinea, plays a key role in the transport of energy, goods and raw materials necessary for the continental region of the country, and this work will improve the development of the country’s economy,

Following words from the Head of State, there was a priest’s blessing, the cutting of the ceremonial ribbon, and a display of the model of the port of Bata, made up of various compartments.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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