The Kanifing Municipal Council has signed a 300 million dalasis road construction agreement with Chinese infrastructure company, Longjian Roads and Bridges Company.

KMC said the project is fully funded by local taxes while describing it as “a milestone” in KMC’s efforts to enhance transportation infrastructure within the municipality.

The road network project aims to construct 15.4 kilometers of tar roads and 5.9 kilometers of drains across the Kanifing Municipality. 

Scheduled to commence in May 2024, the three-year project will encompass the construction of 11 strategic roads, 2 bridges, and the entire drain network of Bakau Town.

Speaking at the signing ceremony today (29 April), Mayor Ahmed Talib Bensouda said the KMC Road Project Network represents a “transformative initiative aimed at improving transportation infrastructure and fostering socio-economic development within our community”.

“With roads serving as vital arteries for economic activity and social connectivity, this project holds immense significance in facilitating trade, enhancing accessibility, and elevating the overall quality of life for residents,” he added. 

For his part, KMC CEO Pape Sait Ceesay, described the MOU as a “significant milestone” in the journey towards enhancing transportation infrastructure within the Kanifing Municipality. 

 Longjian Roads and Bridges Company is a China based company principally engaged in the infrastructure construction of roads and bridges. 

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Please disable your adblocker and support our journalism. Thank you.