Senegal: 25 million USD for road infrastructure renovation project
16 June 2011
Last weekend, work started on renovating the main highways in the region of Louga, Senegal, reports the newspaper Le Soleil.
The Senegalese State has financed this program to the value of 25 million dollars.
The works will consist of installing new asphalt pavements to cover all the degraded areas, explained Mr. Barry, one of the directors of the Sotracom company, which will carry out the works.
The main routes concerned by this program are those of Louga-Ouarack-Dahra, Dahra-Linguère, Ouarack-Ndoyenne, Dahra-Touba, Louga-Potou and Louga-Keur Momar Sarr.
"In 36 months, the poor condition of the roads in this region will be just an old memory", said the regional director of Ageroute, Mor Guèye Gaye, quoted by the publication.
This renovation will in particular help to revitalize the agriculture sector, one of the principal activities in the region, which has suffered from the lack of passable roads to transport merchandise, says the newspaper Le Griot.