Recently, the second phase of supporting Al-Aqsa-Bogon highway repairs project for Benin, whose construction drawing is designed by the ATCDI, has passed the completion-based check and acceptance organized by the Agency for Foreign Cooperation of the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and the acceptance organized by the Republic of Benin.
The supporting Al-Aqsa-Bogon highway repairs project for Benin was part of the central highway upgrade project funded by the concessionary loan granted by the Chinese Government and the Export-Import Bank of China to the Benin Government in 2010. The highway is second-class with the design speed of 80km/h and the length of 19.26km. Two bridges with the length of 413.1m are included. The total project budget is RMB 312 million.
The project is the first foreign supporting project of the Ministry of Commerce the ATCDI obtains, which is of great significance for the ATCDI to be included in the list of enterprises undertaking foreign supporting projects of the Ministry of Commerce and expand overseas business. The project will provide invaluable experience for the bidding, design and follow-up services of similar projects.
The acceptance meeting, hosted by Counselor Ma Genxi from the Commercial Counsellor’s Office, was attended by representatives from the Agency for Foreign Cooperation of the Ministry of Commerce, experts from the acceptance group and the project participating parties. Experts from the acceptance group conducted a comprehensive assessment of the project, agreeing that the project was qualified and passed the internal completion-based check and acceptance. At the meeting, the ATCDI sent on-site service personnel to make a detailed report concerning the ATCDI’s philosophy, on-site technical services, design changes, work experience, etc. Representatives from the Agency for Foreign Cooperation and experts from the acceptance group gave a high appraise of the design work. Subsequently, the project passed the external acceptance organized by the Benin Government.