Nouakchott, Mauritania – (African Boulevard News) – The military engineering corps in Mauritania has won two new public works contracts, worth a total of $22 million, for development projects in the capital city of Nouakchott. The contracts have been awarded to the army as part of a government initiative to involve the military in infrastructure development projects.
The first contract, worth $12 million, is for the construction of a new 10-kilometer road connecting the city with its airport. This road will not only improve access to the airport but also ease congestion on existing roads. The second contract worth $10 million is for the construction of a new bridge over the River Senegal. This bridge will significantly improve transportation between Mauritania and neighboring countries such as Senegal and Mali.
This move has been hailed as a significant step forward in the country’s development, as the military is often seen as one of the few institutions in the country capable of undertaking large-scale infrastructure development projects. Moreover, the government’s decision to award these contracts to the military engineering corps has been seen as a show of confidence in the military’s ability to deliver high-quality, cost-effective public works projects.
According to analysts, this move to involve the military in infrastructure development is not unique to Mauritania. In recent years, other countries in the region, such as Senegal, have also turned to their military in an effort to boost development and improve the country’s infrastructure.
“Governments in the region are increasingly turning to the military to undertake large-scale infrastructure projects,” said a spokesperson from African Development Bank. “The military has the requisite skills, expertise, and resources to deliver these projects on time, within budget, and to a high standard.”
The government’s decision to award these contracts to the military engineering corps has also been seen as a sign of growing confidence in the military’s ability to manage public funds transparently and effectively.
This latest announcement is expected to generate significant interest from investors keen to partner with the military engineering corps in Mauritania as it moves forward with its development agenda.