The Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure has awarded a contract of 14.9 million dalasis for the construction of the Basse ring road which covers the market area, the police station and the bus station.

Lamin Njie, communication officer for the Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure, said construction is expected to be ready by the end of August 2022, adding “the ring road will have drainage as well for smooth flow of rain waters into the Basse River”.

Matarr Ceesay, director of Technical Services, Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure, explained that the road construction project came about following an appeal made by the people of Basse to President Barrow during the opening of the Basse Market in March this year. 

He described the project as an important infrastructural development that, when completed, will make the landscape of Basse more beautiful as well as help in the fast delivery of goods to the market.

“The project is a concrete pavement. This will make the road more durable as we all know the history of rain waters in Basse,” he said.

Ceesay expressed his satisfaction that the project is going on smoothly as planned despite some challenges in the past.

James Furumus Gomez, senior project manager, Gamworks, reiterated that his office will always partner with the government for the construction of the “much-needed infrastructural projects” across the country.

He told the meeting that the project is on track as all the materials such as cement, basalt and sand are all available on site.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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