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President of the Republic of the Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, officially inaugurated the striking twin towers located in Mpila, an eastern district of Brazzaville, the capital of the Congo. The construction of these impressive towers, standing at 30 stories high and reaching 135 meters into the sky, was undertaken by the Beijing Construction Engineering Group (BCEG), a prominent Chinese construction firm. Jean-Jacques Bouya, the Congolese minister responsible for infrastructure, hailed the twin towers as a significant development for the tourism sector.

President of the Republic of the Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso (C) attends a ribbon cutting to inaugurate Chinese-built twin towers in Mpila, a district in eastern Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo, on Oct. 23, 2023.
President of the Republic of the Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso (C) attends a ribbon cutting to inaugurate Chinese-built twin towers in Mpila, a district in eastern Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo, on Oct. 23, 2023.

Dieudonne Bantsimba, the mayor of Brazzaville, expressed his enthusiasm for the addition of these magnificent structures along the Congo River, inviting the Congolese people to embrace the towers as assets that will enhance the capital’s aesthetic appeal. Occupying a substantial 121,800 square meters of land, the twin towers will serve as a commercial hub. One of the towers will house offices, while the other will be home to a luxurious five-star hotel. This ambitious project, which engaged approximately 800 technicians from both Congo and China for its construction, was made possible through joint funding from the Congo government and the Export and Import Bank of China.

During a site visit in September 2023, President Denis Sassou Nguesso praised the company’s managers, engineers, and workers for creating this remarkable structure, which he described as a symbol of strength and beauty. He also emphasized that the twin towers send a powerful signal about the future of Sino-Congolese relations.

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