SENEGAL’S IMPRESSIVE MEGA INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS 🇸🇳


1. Dakar Regional Express Train – The Train Express Regional (TER) is airport rail link in Senegal that connects Dakar with the Blaise Diagne International Airport. It was built by French companies Engie and Thales Group. The contract is valued at €2 billion.

2. Diamniadio Lake City – a government approved futuristic township based in Diamniadio, Senegal. The township is conceptualized to ease the residential and commercial clutter in the capital of Dakar.

3. The Diamniadio Olympic Stadium – Also known as the Stade Me Abdoulaye Wade, is a multi-purpose stadium, which can host football, rugby and athletics. It is the national stadium of the Senegal national football team. The stadium has a capacity of 50,000.

4. The Dakar Arena – is an indoor arena that is located in Diamniadio, Senegal primarily used for basketball games, and it is the home arena of the Senegal national basketball team. The arena has a seating capacity of 15,000 people.

5. Blaise Diagne International Airport – an international airport near the town of Diass in Thiès Region, Senegal, 43 kilometres (27 mi) east of downtown Dakar. It serves as the main airport for Dakar, replacing Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport, which had become too small.

6. The Senegambia bridge – also known as the Trans-Gambia Bridge, is a bridge in The Gambia that carries the Trans-Gambia Highway connecting northern and southern Gambia. It also provides access to the isolated Casamance province from the rest of Senegal.

7. Dakar-Diamniadio Tollway – The 45-kilometre Dakar-Diamniadio Highway has cut the journey between the city and its great suburb from 90 to 30 minutes, providing enormous relief. Of a total cost of nearly €388 million, the project received €65 million from the African Development Bank.

Source: Africa Facts Zone

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