19 September 2012

Gambia: Brikama-Dimbaya and Darsilami Road Project to Commence Soon

The minister for Works, Construction and Infrastructure (MoWCI), has disclosed that construction work on the road linking Brikama, Dimbaya and Darsilami are expected to commence immediately after the rainy season. Minister Francis Liti Mboge made this disclosure on Tuesday before deputies at the National Assembly, while responding to a question posed to him by the National Assembly member for Kombo Central, Hon. Buba Ayi Sanneh.

Hon. Sanneh sought clarification as to how soon that particular project will commence. The Works minister explained that recruitment for the civil works contractor has already been completed while negotiations for the possible award of the contract would be concluded soon.

Responding to a follow-up question from the Kombo Central NAM who was seeking for clarification as to the immediate plans of the Ministry to rehabilitate the feeder road between Brikama and Kassa Kunda, Minister Mboge explained that, that particular road is among the list of feeder roads that have been identified for construction under the National Roads Authority Feeder Roads Programme. "As for the network within Brikama, a contract has been signed with Gai Enterprise for rehabilitation of the Brikama Mosque loop road generally known as 'Berrewuleng' and works would re-start immediately after the rainy season," he added.

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