TRANSPORT MINISTER APPROVED SIX ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN THE GAMBIA

The Minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure (MoTWI), Ebrima Sillah, has said six out of nine ongoing road construction projects have been awarded to local contractors, in order to promote Gambian engineers in the area of road construction. Minister Sillah made this statement as his Ministry and partners commenced visits to some of the ongoing road construction projects within the North Bank and West Coast Regions. The team visited Numi Hakalang and Kerewan | Njawara…

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ECOWAS LAUNCHES REGIONAL OFF-GRID ELECTRICITY IN THE GAMBIA

The opening ceremony of the 8th ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF 2023), organised on Thursday 12 October 2023 in Praia, Cabo Verde by the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), was also the occasion for the launch of the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP). These 2 activities were launched by H.E Ulisses Correia E. Silva, Prime Minister of Cabo Verde and H.E. Dr Omar Alieu Touray, President of the ECOWAS…

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THE GAMBIA GOVT. APPROVED EXPANSION OF BANJUL PORT AND SANYANG DEEP SEAPORT

Conscious of the need to increase the handling capacity of the country’s only seaport and decongest terminals, The Gambia Government has approved a Public Private Partnership (PPP) concession for the expansion of the Port of Banjul and the development of a deep seaport at Sanyang village, West Coast Region along the country’s southern coastline. The PPP concessionaires are Albayrak and Negmar Consortium of Turkey with The Gambia Port Authority (GPA) serving as both a Guarantor…

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PRESIDENT BARROW TARGETS 1200KM ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN THE GAMBIA

His Excellency President Adama Barrow has revealed that his government is targeting to construct 1200 kilometers of roads in The Gambia as part of his infrastructural projects. In fulfillment of his campaign promises, Barrow noted that there are more projects for 2023 that would touch all sectors. President Barrow made these remarks to journalists at the State House on Wednesday as he wrapped up his Meet the People’s Tour characterized by government project site visits….

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BARAKAH CHARITY RENOVATED CLASSROOM BUILDING IN THE GAMBIA

Swiss Barakah Charity, a charitable organization based in Zurich, Switzerland inaugurated a classroom fully renovated at Madrasatul Abubacar Sidiq Al Islamiya in Fass Njaga Choi village, Lower Nuimi District, North Bank Region. In addition to the classroom, the charitable organization also renovated the school’s washroom and gave 50 school bags with learning materials to orphans and other pupils of the school. Mohamad Ajami, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Swiss Barakah Charity said they support education…

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RESIDENT CALLS ON GOVT. TO CONSTRUCT 8KM FEEDER ROAD IN THE GAMBIA

The residents of Sare Gubu Basiru village in the Sandu District, Upper River Region north have called on the government to construct their 8KM feeder road. The 8KM feeder road links the community to Diabugu Bataba village (along the Laminkoto- Pasamas Highway). Many communities around Sare Gubu Basiru villages such as Barrinabe and Sare Sillereh villages among other villages also use the same feeder road to reach Diabugu Batapa. The feeder road has several potholes…

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SRPEP SIGNED SIX YEARS CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE GAMBIA

The Small Ruminant Production Enhancement Project (SRPEP) through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) recently signed six contracts for the construction of the project’s major infrastructure facilities. The contracts were awarded to local Gambian contractors for the construction of community pastures, rehabilitation of DLS LAB Abuko, construction of veterinary drug outlets, construction of fattening and breeding schemes, and mini dairy, milk collection centers, slaughterhouses, meat stalls, and construction of farmer demonstration in YBK to Taba Nisita,…

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CONSTRUCTION OF AGRO FOOD CENTRE OFFICIALLY KICK-OFF IN THE GAMBIA

The site handing over for the construction of an Agro Food Processing Center at The Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute (GTHI) was done on Wednesday to officially start work. The project is given to GAMWORKS under The Gambia Pilot Project by the German Development Agency (GIZ) ECOWAS. Kaddijatou Fofana, Project Manager at GAMWORKS, said the center will be used to train GTHI students on how to process agro-food materials, adding that they chose GTHI because…

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BAC AGREES DEALS FOR THREE PROJECTS IN THE GAMBIA

The Brikama Area Council (BAC) has signed three contract agreements with three contractors worth D2,109,005. The contract agreements were designed for the construction of an open market shed at New Yundum and a toilet facility at Brusubi Phase1 Market and Farato Community Health Centre These projects according to the BAC officials conform with their strategic development Plan (2020-2024) in particular; strategic priorities 4 and 5 to boost economic activity and strengthen health service provision. Chief…

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BRIKAMA BOX BAR MINI STADIUM NEARS COMPLETION IN THE GAMBIA

Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium construction project is currently at the finishing stage. The Sateyba biggest football arena construction project started with the perimeter fencing, dressing rooms, and laying of the artificial turf. The Federation signed a contract with a Senegalese company to finish the renovation of the field Meanwhile, Sarjo Sowe, a football aficionado who serves as the third Vice President of the West Coast Region Football Association, said that the work is long…

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BAC SIGNED JAMBARR SANNEH ROAD CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT WITH GIGO IN THE GAMBIA

The Brikama Area Council (BAC) has signed a D9,994,900 road construction agreement with GIGO Construction Company. The contract was awarded to GIGO Construction Company for the construction of Jambarr Sanneh Road in Brikama. The signing ceremony was attended by senior staff of the councilcouncilorsrs and representatives from the National Road Authority (NRA) and representatives of GIGO Company. The construction of the road project is expected to be completed within four months and the total amount…

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THE GAMBIA TRANSPORT MINISTER CALLS FOR BCC STRONG PARTNERSHIP

The Minister for Transport, Works and Infrastructure, Hon. Ebrima Sillah, during his regional tour, visited the construction of Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara Mausoleum; the Banjul Rehabilitation Project (drainage, roads, and sewage), and the Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) respectively. Speaking to journalists, the minister said: “I am extremely happy with what I have seen so far because the work is progressing well and would like to encourage the consultant, the contractor, and the staff of the…

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REHABILITATION OF MUNGO PARK CONTRACT SIGNED IN THE GAMBIA

Touray Kunda Construction Company has been awarded a contract by the National Center for Arts and Culture (NCAC) to carry out the rehabilitation and conservation works at the Mungo Park Memorial Obelisk located in Sami Karantaba in the Central River Region, which is one of the country’s much cherished historic sites. The overall contract which is valued at D4.039 million dalasi involves several components all of which relate to rehabilitation, conservation, and value addition to…

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CONSTRUCTION OF NEW BRIKAMA MARKET TO BE READY SOON IN THE GAMBIA

Construction work for the new Brikama market which is currently ongoing will be finished by the end of april 2022. The market, which is funded by the government of The Gambia, has about 88 new stalls so far. This was revealed by James F. Gomez, Senior Project Manager, GameWorks, during the 12th Steering Committee meeting of the Brikama market held at the Brikama Area Council. According to him, all the necessary materials needed for the…

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MANDINARY RESIDENT LAUNCH SCHOOL FENCING PROJECT IN THE GAMBIA

After several months raising funds to help fence the perimeter of Mandinary Lower Basic School, the natives of Mandinary based in the Diaspora have responded in cash to kick start the ambitious school fencing project. This comes following distraction members of the public and pedestrians, who use the school as the shortest route to access the community’s main town. A task force was set up to ensure the smooth execution of this mega project. Jammeh…

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ELECTRIFICATION OF VILLAGES IN THE GAMBIA, GUINEA-BISSAU AND MALI

DESIGN, SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION FOR THE ELECTRIFICATION OF VILLAGES IN THE GAMBIA, GUINEA-BISSAU AND MALI DATE : 02 FEB 2021 – 22 FEB 2021 VENUE : COMMISSION DE LA CEDEAO, TOWN : ABUJA COUNTRY : NIGERIA SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE REQUEST FOR BIDS DESIGN, SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION FOR THE ELECTRIFICATION OF VILLAGES IN THE GAMBIA, GUINEA-BISSAU AND MALI RFB NO: NG-ECOWAS-DEM-197717-CW-RFB EMPLOYER: PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION UNIT (PIU) OF THE GAMBIA, PIU IN GUINEA-BISSAU, PIU IN MALI AND REGIONAL…

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THE GAMBIA IGP INAUGURATE TWO NEW POLICE FACILITIES

The Inspector General of Police in The Gambia has inaugurate two new facility for the police department. The both facilities located in Madina Serign Mass and Kuntair Village, all in the North Bank Region are community driven projects. According to an online press release which reads, “In a similar engagement, the IGP laid the foundation stone for a new Police Station at the provincial town of Jarra Soma in Lower River Region of The Gambia.”…

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CONSULTANCY FIRM APPOINTED TO DESIGN THE GAMBIA 50KM URBAN ROAD PROJECT

PACE&GAMECS has been appointed as the Consultant for the Design and Supervision of the 50Km Urban Roads Project. This project will be constructed in the Greater Banjul Area ahead of the forthcoming OIC Heads of State Summit in 2022. OIC Gambia in collaboration with Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure (MOTWI) and the National Roads Authority made the decision after a very competitive process involving Six (6) sets of Saudi and Gambian engineering companies. According…

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MASSIVE CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES TO KICKOFF IN THE GAMBIA AHEAD OF OIC SUMMIT IN 2022

As part of its efforts to prepare for the OIC Heads of State Summit in 2022, The Gambia will construct 20 new urban roads and expand the Bertil Harding Highway into a dual-carriage road of 2 lanes on each side, alongside a pedestrian walkway.   Hence, members of the Road Reserve Committee set up by the government went on an inspection tour to areas that will be affected by the road construction. The CEO of the…

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HOW THE GAMBIA IS RESHAPING TOURISM AFTER THE LOCKDOWN

The crisis is also an opportunity to develop more sustainable tourism. The Gambia has already shown a way forward by developing an alternative to “sun, sand and sea” packages known as The Ninki Nanka Trail. The trail enables visitors to discover the Gambia’s rich natural and culture heritage while experiencing the important oral legend of the mythical Ninki Nanka dragon said to reside in the creeks of the River Gambia. Launched in February 2020 and set up with the…

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