Eiffage, France’s third-largest contractor, is building a $315-million toll road in Dakar. Eiffage will have a 30-year concession to build, finance, operate and maintain the 25-kilometer-long road. At present, more than 100,000 vehicles use a double-lane road to enter and exit Dakar on a daily basis, causing severe traffic congestion. The Dakar-Diamniadio toll road is expected to cut the average commute to less than 30 minutes from two hours. Work already has begun on the easternmost segment in the suburb of Diamniadio. But land purchases are still under way in the urban district of Pikine in Dakar. Several thousand families
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.