Senegal investing in 1500 km of highways

10 December 2009

Senegal’s Minister of Air Transport and Infrastructures, Karim Wade, announced this week that more than 1500 km of highways are to be constructed by 2015, as well as 15 bridges being upgraded.

This highways project falls within the framework of investments covered by the infrastructure and energy sectors.

The Minister declared that this “portfolio of projects” will amount to more than 1,500 billion FCFA (3.4 billion Dollars), according to the APS press agency. It should create 175,000 jobs.

It was also revealed this week that the Khadimou Rassoul complex will be commissioned in 24 months at Touba. The work, which includes the construction of a motorway service area and a commercial centre, will cost a total of 24.7 million Dollars.<br/>

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