On March 1, the opening ceremony was held for No. 1 Highway of the Republic of Congo undertaken by China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd. Its opening marks the achievement of China Construction people after eight-year hard work and efforts. The project has a great significance to the economic development of Congo. President Sassou called it “the Road to Future”.  
    President Denis Sassou and his wife attended the Ceremony at the destination of No. 1 Highway. President Sassou hosted the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and announced that No. 1 Highway was officially open to traffic from Pointe Noire to Brazzaville and delivered a speech. The Minister of Spatial Planning and Major Projects, the Minister of Public Works and the Governor of Pool Province delivered speeches respectively.