A month and a half before the event, the sports infrastructure works are in the final phase.
The bulk of the works are complete, with the focus now on finish and details. The stadium, aquatics centre and Palais des Sports, the most important elements of the Kintélé complex north of Brazzaville, are almost complete and ready to welcome the 8,000 African athletes from the 50 countries of the African Union to compete in the 22 disciplines in the programme.
The media and administrative centres and hotel and athletes’ village infrastructures are also close to being finished, and the overall completion rate of the works is estimated to be at 95% at the end of July. Only transport infrastructure, and in particular the seven kilometre viaduct linking Brazzaville to Kintélé have some progress to make in the final month, but will be delivered on schedule.
The general progress of works is being supervised by French company Socotec, which recently declared that the site was almost ready to host the Games. All that remains now is to finalise connections for the water and electricity supply, as well as links to the phone and internet networks.