New infrastructure projects in Senegal

8 February 2010

Senegal and South Korea have announced their intention to co-operate in the infrastructure sector, in particular by way of a project involving the construction of a coal-fired power station with a capacity of 250 MW.

Karim Wade, Senegal Minister of Infrastructures, has just returned from a three-day visit to South Korea, where, as the Xinhua press agency reports, an agreement has been signed.

Other projects have also been mentioned, such as the construction of nine bridges and the launching of a study into the construction of a 300 MW solar power station.

Another co-operation arrangement in the energy sector is likewise coming into being between Senegal and Iran.

The two countries are going to establish a storage unit for petroleum products with a capacity of 40 million cubic metres per year, as the APS press agency reported on 5 February last.

This should not only allow Senegal to be supplied, but also enable the country to export petroleum products to a number of neighbouring countries.

Category: Energy

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