On a visit to Benin, Thierry Ballard, Bolloré Group’s CEO of Railways, was received in audience on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 by the President of the Republic of Benin, His Excellency Dr Thomas Boni Yayi. The rehabilitation project of the Cotonou-Parakou railway line and the construction of the link between Parakou and Dosso particularly caught the attention of the Head of State. Mr. Ballard reviewed the implementation of the rehabilitation works of Cotonou – Pahou section.
“We have already supplied the rails and ties. The teams have been selected and are in the process to set up “points out Thierry Ballard, after the meeting with the head of state.
The CEO of Railways has taken due note of the request of the head of state who wants that the construction works of the railway Parakou-Malanville be launched in parallel. It said that this stretch will also be launched for the happiness of people of the North.
The situation of workers of the former OCBN is also a concern to the head of state of Benin. “Social measures will be taken for the benefit of all the staff of the former OCBN which will be supported by Bénirail. We know that there are wage arrears. We will balance these arrears as part of the new company’s social responsibility” reassures Thierry Ballard.