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Infrastructure Projects in Gambia

  • EU Financed Nearly 50% of Road Network in Gambia

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2014/11/13 "The European Union financed a total of 76.5 million euros (equivalent to around four billion dalasis) for the rehabilitation and construction of 273 km of road in The Gambia. This is nearly 50% of the paved road network of this country," said Ms Agnes Guillaud, the Chargee d'Affaires of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to The Gambia. Ms. Guillaud said this at the inauguration ceremony of the EU funded Sofanyama Bridge on 30 November 2014. The EU Chargee d'Affaires gave a breakdown of what the 76.5 million euros had financed in terms of the rehabilitation and construction of roads with 48.5 million euros coming from the 9th EDF, 40.5 million euros from the Gambian National Indicative Programme, three million euros from the Senegalese National Indicative Programme to cover the trunk road from Sabi to Velingara, and five million euros from the ECOWAS Regional Indicative Programme as part of the regional integration of Western Africa.