The start of works on the longest bridge on the African island of Madagascar was marked with a visit by President Andry Raojelina and by Mohammed Alshammari from the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD).

Construction of Madgascar's longest bridge begins. 

The 880m prestressed concrete bridge over the Mangoky River in the south west of the country will link up the two halves of the 382km RN9 highway which runs from Toliara to Mandabe.

The construction is being carried out by the Madagascar Ministry of Public Works and Infrastructure. It is supported by loans from OPEC’s fund for international development (OFID) as well as SFD. The project also secured a loan from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (FKDEA) back in 2018 (link opens in new tab).