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Published On: Thu, Dec 22nd, 2022

Barrow Gov’t Targets 1200KM Road Construction

His Excellency, President Adama Barrow has announced that his government is targeting to build 1200 kilometer roads in the Gambia as part ofhis infrastructural projects.

In fulfilment of his campaign promises, Barrow stated that there are more projects coming in 2023 that will touch in all sectors.

President Barrow made these remarks to journalists at the Sate Hose on Wednesday as he wrapped up his meet with the people tour with the combination of government project sites visits.

However, President Barrow took the opportunity to inspect withassessment to the progress of the ongoing projects at the VVIP Lounge at Banjul International Airport, to the airport junction-widening of Bertil Harding highway, to Sukuta traffic light, Janbanjkelly highway, Nusrat Senior Secondary School and Tanjeh, Tujereng-KunkujangMadiana road among other projects.

 President Barrow advanced that there are new projects coming up, but quickly noted the difficulties encountered especially after the pandemic with the global economic crisis, adding that despite all that, they are committed to the promised they made to the electorates as they are trying all possible to fulfill those promises.

Barrow thanked his partners such as the Holland-Foundation, IMF, World Bank, the Saudi Fund and US Government for helping his government in the realization of the projects through bilateral and multilateral.

With regard to quality work, he revealed that the pillars on the main OIC highway can last for a minimum of 100 years while the roads are expected to last for minimum of 50 years, stating that this is the first time they are constructing such roads in the country.

“We spending D4 million per kilometer, but the moment the roads are finished, this will reduce the traffic congestions. The OIC roads will make a huge difference in the lives of the people.

The drainage system will also help in building resilience, so we encourage government officials and technicians to push together for the realization of the project together. We need to have the confidence that we can do it as a nation. It is a complete revolution,” President Barrow stated.

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