The parking reserved for large vehicles in Sandiara (west) was inaugurated on Saturday in the presence of the mayor of this Senegalese town, Serigne Diop Guèye, and the Malian Minister of Transport and Infrastructures, Makan Fily Dabo, noted the APS.
The car park, which covers four hectares, will help relieve congestion in the autonomous port of Dakar and shorten the unloading time of containers to be sent to Mali, explained Mr. Guèye, also minister, adviser to President Macky Sall on agricultural issues and industrial.
This parking lot, which is part of the first phase of the dry port of Sandiara, is an integration tool, a symbol of friendship and relations (…) between the Malian and Senegalese peoples. It will be connected to the autonomous port of Dakar and to the future ports of Bargny-Sendou and Ndayane ”, located in the region of Dakar (west), underlined the mayor of Sandiara during the inauguration ceremony.
The construction of the dry port will cost 10 billion CFA francs, he said, adding that the infrastructure will, once its construction is completed, facilitate the transport of various goods, from Dakar to Bamako.
The dry port of Sandiara will have a capacity of 6,000 containers, according to Mr. Guèye. A mosque, a market, shops, restaurants, sports facilities, offices, petrol stations and a gendarmerie post will be built within the airport infrastructure.
Makan Fily Dabo salutes the ” hospitality ” and the ” solidarity ” of the people of Sandiara towards the carriers of his country.
The presidents of Mali and Senegal “firmly believe in the integration between our two countries and attach importance to trade,” said Mr. Dabo.
Seventy percent of hydrocarbons, solid or liquid products manufactured in Senegal imported by Mali come from Senegal, said the director general of Malian warehouses in Senegal, Fousseynou Soumanou, during the inauguration ceremony.
Makan Fily Dabo called on carriers from his country to “strictly respect” the highway code, laws and regulations in force in Senegal.
Author: Aps – Seneweb.com