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ADB approves loan for road project

[Cote d'Ivoire] A 12 year old girl tries to support her family by selling bags of water in a town market place. Child labour is increasingly common in the country torn by civil war.
Une jeune fille de 12 ans vendant des sachets d'eau pour aider sa famille. Alors que le pays se trouve dans une impasse politique, le niveau de vie des Ivoiriens a considérablement baissé. (IRIN)

The African Development Bank announced on Thursday a US $11.40-million loan to be used mainly for surfacing a 27-km road linking Ambam to Eking in Cameroon. The project, it said, should help improve living conditions in the southern and central provinces, “as well as enhance regional integration”. The loan would also enable the construction of 11 classrooms and the implementation of an STD/AIDS prevention programme. Work is expected to begin in June 2001 and last 29 months.

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