Morocco's King, Gabon's President launch construction of low cost housing project
Morocco-Gabon, Politics, 6/22/2004
Visiting King Mohammed VI of Morocco and Gabon's President Haj Omar Bango, on Monday launched the construction works of a low-cost housing project at Libreville suburbs, to be carried out by a Moroccan-Gabonese consortium.
The project, to be built on a land plot donated by the Gabonese government, will consist of 10,000 economical housing units for a total investment of US$ 420 million.
The project destined to low-income households will also include schools, health centers, shops, youth centers, green spaces and a sports compounds. Works are scheduled to last 40 months.
On the same day, the two African heads of state who had previously held private talks, visited a multi-disciplinary clinic where eight Moroccan specialized doctors and three Moroccan technicians are working.
The clinic which opened in May 2000, has a capacity of 50 beds. It includes internal medicine, radiology, dental medicine and a maternity wards. The health center offering state-of-the-art health care both to the Gabonese and to national of other central and West African countries.
The monarch's trip to Gabon is part of a five African national tour that took him to successively to Benin and Cameroon. The next legs are Niger and Senegal.
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