Barrow inspects road, bridge infrastructure plan for URR
President Barrow inspects road, bridge infrastructure plan for Upper River Region
The president of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, on Friday had audience with the Chinese ambassador and his team who presented him with the blue print for the construction of brides and roads in Upper River Region. A statement from the office of the president disclosed: “His Excellency President Adama Barrow was on Friday morning presented with the designs of two major bridges and a road network for the Upper River Region by the Chinese Ambassador to The Gambia, Zhang Jiming. The presentation, which was done on the sidelines of the ongoing nationwide tour, at the President’s hometown of Mankamang Kunda, was meant to brief the President about the state of preparedness for the construction of a bridge at Basse-Fatoto and Chamoi-Suduwol crossing points. The President was told that the construction will commence before the end of 2018”. The release added President Barrow was “visibly happy” about the presentation, while assessing the bridge, once completed, would connect and enhance the lives of rural communities in the North and South of the region. He described the project as one of the “greatest landmark projects since independence in 1965”. The release maintained: “President extolled the excellent existing bilateral relations between Gambia and China. The Chinese Ambassador said he was encouraged by President Barrow’s kind words and assured him of the timely delivery of the projects as planned. The designs were reviewed by the Works Minister Hon. Bai Lamin Jobe and his technical team prior to the presentation to the President. Works Minister will work with his colleague at the Local Government and Lands Ministry, Hon. Musa Drammeh to sensitize communities”.