Gambia’s EU-funded Basse Bypass-Sabi road inaugurated

Bakauroad-RadosawBotev-WCThe Basse Bypass-Sabi road is part of a road transport plan, funded by the European Union (EU). (Image source: RadosawBotev/WikimediaCommons)Gambia’s Basse Bypass-Sabi road, funded by the European Union (EU), was inaugurated in the West African country

EU in-charge Annes Guillaud said that in the roads sector alone, the EU had provided US$83mn worth finances for the rehabilitation and construction of 273 km of road in the West African nation. Other roads financed under this agreement include the Mandinaba-Seleti Road (12.7 km), the Trans-Gambia Highway (25 km), the Soma-Basse road (193 km) and the Barra-Amdalai Road (19.9km).

“This road is very important not only for the people present, but also for the large number of Gambians, who have become regular users of the Basse-Sabi road as the road provides an easy access to Velingara Town in Senegal and other towns of strong regional importance. It is a vital road, especially for the transporters carrying goods to Gambia from the surrounding countries, as well as the ones transporting produce from Gambia to other neighbouring countries," she said.

According to Guillaud, the inauguration of the Basse Bypass-Sabi road was a milestone under the EU-The Gambia cooperation, in support of the National Gambia Transport Plan.

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