The construction work on this new building took three years and is a donation from the People’s Republic of China.
The Congolese parliament has its new seat. This brand new building which will house the Senate and the National Assembly is a gift from China. the construction of this infrastructure lasted three years at a total cost of over 34 billion FCFA. The works were carried out by the Chinese company Jiangsu Provincial construction group corporation limited. The new parliament consists of two blocks of three levels. Between the two blocks is the large multi-purpose banqueting room with an accessible terrace. The National Assembly has a hemicycle of five hundred places and the Senate, three hundred. The whole building has the following amenities: three elevators per block; a video surveillance system; a fire and extinguishing system; a satellite reception and broadcasting system; a synthetic cabling system (optical fiber and other networks); a sound system and giant screen; a water supply, treatment and evacuation system. The President of the Republic, Denis Sassou N’Guesso, proceeded Wednesday, May 3 to his inauguration in the presence of the Chinese ambassador in Congo, Ma Fulin and several personalities.
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