Since Sept. 17th, the first group of investigators from China Railway First Survey and Design Institution Group set foot on Guinea. There are now more than 50 people working in the West African rainforest in the fields of line, geology, station, bridge, roadbed, mapping, drilling and so on.
In mid-September this year, China Railway First Suevey and Design Institution Group won the bid for the survey and design of a new railway dedicated to the Dabilon to Saintour mining area in Guinea (referred to as the Guinea Da-shen Railway).
Guinea lies on the west coast of West Africa, the Atlantic Ocean in the west, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and Mali in the north, Côte d'Ivoire in the east, Sierra Leone and Liberia in the south.
The project located in the tropical rain forest,the route passes through the mineral rich area, the roadbed selection and the drainage installation are very difficult. The project started at the end of the rainy season, causes great impact towards the work.
The First Survey and Design Institution Group set up a project department in time to investigate and purchase labor protection equipments, protective drugs, air consignment of essential items, and organize training on safety, hygiene, epidemic prevention in view of Guinea's special geographical environment. The prophase and investigation work is proceeding orderly.