TRANS-GAMBIA CORRIDOR PROJECT
The Government of the Republic of The Gambia has received a grant from the African Development Fund to finance the Trans-Gambia Corridor Project. The Client is the Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, with the Implementing Agency being the National Roads Authority.
The Trans-Gambia Road Transport Corridor is an economic and strategic link connecting the northern and southern parts of both The Gambia and Senegal. The sector goal of the project is to support economic growth of the countries on the Trans-Gambian Corridor (Kaolack-Trans- Gambian Highway-Ziguinchor), considered part of the Trans-West African Highway (Dakar –Lagos Corridor) and ECOWAS at large by fostering integration through reliable, efficient and seamless transport infrastructure that will increase the competitiveness of the whole region. Interstate transit on the corridor is characterized by several barriers that include lack of a reliable connection at Yelitenda (Farafenni – Soma), currently serviced by a ferry across The Gambia River and poor road conditions.
The main elements of the Trans-Gambia Corridor Project consist of:
- Design and Supervision of Trans-Gambia Bridge and Tolling Facilities
- Design and Supervision of 2 No. Joint Border Posts
- Consultancy for HIV/AIDS/STI awareness and prevention, Road Safety and Gender Issues awareness
- Design and Supervision of Feeder Roads and Markets
- Consulting Services for Feasibility and Detailed Studies and Bridge Institutional Model
- Consulting Services for Road Safety Audit
- Financial Audit of the project
- Technical Assistance Consultancy