Two major highway projects in Senegal
12 October 2009
Aminata Niane, general director of APIX, the agency for the promotion of investments and large-scale works, has just announced the launch of the second phase of the work on a new motorway in Senegal.
The work will start in the first quarter of 2010, to be taken into service in 2012 by the concessionary Eiffage.
This project, which involves the construction of 32 kilometres of road between Diamniadio and Keur Massar, will be financed by the World Bank, the French Development Agency, the African Development Bank, and Eiffage. In total the work will cost close on 790 million Dollars.
In addition to the motorway, a highway project is going to be put into effect to open access to Morphil Island, in the north of Senegal. The island, which is rich in agricultural land, has been unable to dispatch its produce during the winter period due to the lack of roads.
According to Deputy Mayor Moussa Sow, quoted in the daily Le Soleil, “this road project is going to be the real driving force behind our local development. The MCA financing will have positive effects on reducing poverty”.<br/>