Speaking on the issue Thursday at the end of the weekly council of ministers meeting, Infrastructure Minister Eric Bougouma said the new road will cost 181 billion CFA francs.
He added that the project would be realized within four years, and that an agreement is being finalized with a company called ‘Bonkoungou Mamadou et Fils’ (EBOMAF) for its execution.
With seven major roundabouts, the planned bypass will cross the seven national roads around Ouagadougou, and is expected to ease traffic in the capital of Burkina Faso.
“The current circular boulevard of Ouagadougou is saturated, outdated and has become an avenue in the heart of the city where dramatic events occur, as large trucks continue to cross the city, causing accidents,” Bougouma said.
The construction of the road will be carried out under a public private partnership (PPP) arrangement, with the loan repayment spread over 12 years, beginning in 2020.