Equatorial Guinea Excels in Infrastructure Development

Aug 23, 2011, 17:21 ET from Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Infrastructure Projects Reach the Districts of Evinayong and Acurenam

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo continues to invest substantially in infrastructure projects, including highways, electricity networks and schools, throughout the country. While on a national tour to inform citizens about the new Constitutional Reform Act Draft, President Obiang inaugurated several projects to better serve the nation.

"The new infrastructure projects are proof of the government's effort toward improving infrastructure in our nation," said President Obiang. He also noted that Equatorial Guinea has implemented constitutional reforms, which establish a Senate, Council of the Republic, Economic and Social Council, and a Court of Auditors.

The city of Evinayong now has drinking water, sanitation supplies, and new highways. The power grid of Djibloho was updated, as was the extension of the electricity grid of Bicurga.

In Acurenam, President Obiang laid the foundation for the construction of the road that extends from the village council of Ngolosok to Midjobo Amvomto in the district of Cogo. In addition, six schools were constructed in the towns of Mbam Efak, Akanabot Efak, Shoa, Oveng Concentrado, Acurenam Campo and Oveng Jerusale. The government is also responsible for the modernization, extension and adaptation of the city's electricity networks to the Djibloho system. The road that goes from the city of Evinayong to Acurenam is also under construction.

The new infrastructure projects are part of Equatorial Guinea's multiyear program to enhance the infrastructure of the country. The government's Horizon 2020 development plan, put in motion by President Obiang, has made infrastructure development a central goal, which will drive the country to become an emergent and sustainable economy by 2020.

About Equatorial Guinea

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country's oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit http://www.guineaecuatorialpress.com.

SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea