The work on 62km ‘Peace Road’ connecting Brazzaville and Kinkala in Congo, the conflict-torn region in Central Africa was completed and the road is opened for the general public.

The $64m project is being carried out by a French company Dragages to connect the conflict-torn pool region with the capital of the former French colony reducing the travel time.

The new road connectivity in the region has boosted its economy and helped traders in accessing the markets available in the region.

District administrator Jean-Michel Shanga said that this is a peace road, laid down without clashes or trouble.

“Today, you can sleep in Kinkala and work in Brazzaville,” Shanga said.

Work on a new road link has also recently been started and expected to be completed by 2015 or 2016. Its 70km first stretch will be opened in 2010.