FOROYAA Newspaper (Serrekunda)

Gambia: EU-Gambia ?76.5 Million (d3,358 Million) National Transport Plan Project

Infrastructure and regional interconnectivity has been one of the two focal sectors being funded by the EU in The Gambia under the Country Strategy Paper for the period 2008-2013 (EDF10) and that through EU funding, significant improvements to The Gambia's national and regional road network are being made, facilitating regional integration, trade and the free movement of people and goods, thus benefiting the economy.

The Gambia's National Transport Plan project runs from 2006 - 2013 with a total funding of €76.5 Million from European Union.

The project has covered the following Regions namely;West Coast Region, North Bank Region, Lower River Region, Central River Region and Upper River Region.

The project focuses on the rehabilitation, upgrading and maintenance of five (5) main trunk roads and they are Barra-Amdallai, Soma-Basse and Basse-Vellingara (with the portion of road between Sabi-Vellingara in Senegal; Mandinaba-Seleti, and the Trans-Gambia road) and Technical Assistance to the National Road Authority (NRA) for the setting up of a Road Fund for the preservation and maintenance of the road network.

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