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Mauritania: Mauritania, Senegal to build bridge over River Senegal

2014/03/31

The Senegalese-Mauritanian ministerial consultation commission on transport ended its proceedings on Tuesday with a series of recommendations inclunding the decision to build a bridge on the Senegal River at the Rosso border.


The region is located 2,100 km south of Nouakchott and 370 km northeast of the Senegalese capital, Dakar.

Mauritania and Senegal are separated by the 700-km long Senegal River.

On Monday, at the opening of proceedings, the secretary-general of the Senegalese ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, Augustin Jules Sagna, said: 'Mauritania and Senegal are working hard to build a bridge on the Senegal River at the Rosso border.'

He said the Nouakchott-Dakar corridor was essential not only for the two nations, but as well for African integration and closer link between black Africa and the Maghreb.

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