ADFD finances road rebuild in Gambia
7 April 2011
Some Dh36.73 million (£6.1 million) has been set aside by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) to rebuild a road in the Republic of Gambia.
The refurbishment of the 141km road, which runs between Mandinaba and Soma, will help to provide a rapid link between the administrative centres and key economic regions and the rest of the country.
Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, acting director general of ADFD and Mambury Njie, the minister of finance and economic affairs signed the loan agreement.
Highlighting the importance of the road in Gambia's developmental plans Mr Al Suwaidi said that it would "empower the country with a modern roadway that will facilitate the smooth movement between key cities".
"In addition, this project will facilitate trade activity and merchandise exchange within Gambia, elevating the living standards of the local population and accelerating social and economic progress," he added.
It follows news that work has begun on the Awoshie-Pokuase road and community development project in Accra, Ghana, funded by the African Development Fund.