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August 27, 2018

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The port of Conakry will be managed by the Turkish group Albayrak

Contract of concession of the duration 25-year-old

The government of Guinea has assigned the management of the port of Conakry to the Turkish group Albayrak within a concession contract that has a duration 25-year-old whose award has provoked ignited polemical in the nation African for the deficiency of transparency with which President of the Republic, Alpha Condé, it would have decided in full autonomy to choose the Turkish society of constructions, than work also in other fields enclosed that harbour one having assumed in the 2003 management of the Turkish port of Trabzon and in the 2014 management of the port somali of Mogadishu.

In order to answer to the critics, the government of Guinea has emphasized that he has not be a matter himself of the alienation of public patrimony, but of a delegation of public service by the State regarding a private, operating operator that will make cargo also of the investments estimated in beyond 300 million dollars necessary in order to restructure and to upgrade the structures of the port, to return it competitive and in a position to satisfying the expectations and the requirements of the economy, of the operators and the users of Guinea let alone in order to make of a hub of transit for the economies of the bordering nations.

The government has moreover supported that the passage of the management of the port from the Port Independent de Conakry to the Albayrak will not have an impact negative on the occupation as the current harbour workers will be maintained and the Turkish group could proceed also to new assumptions.

Analogous protests were provoked by the decision to assign to the Chinese Chian Harbour Engineering Co in October 2016. (CHEC) the project for the infrastructuring of the part oriental of the port of Conakry, work that previews will cost 774 million dollars and that they will be financed mainly by China Exim Bank. Slid friday, while, a delegation of the Chinese group has met the representatives of the government of Guinea in order to make the point on the project and in order to resolve some regarding aspects its financing.

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