The project, which is aimed primarily at strengthening the port's competitiveness, will allow third generation ships to access the port.
It is also part of actions initiated by the Senegalese government to ensure the modernization and development of the country's infrastructure, intensify the fight against poverty and achieve regional integration.
Port traffic is expected to increase by 25% by 2016 while it will accommodate bigger vessels.
Part of the expected benefits also include the development of logistics and transport in favour of small and medium size enterprises, a reduced maritime traffic congestion inside the port as well as a reduced waiting time at anchorage due to the reduction in the time spent by the ships docked at the port.
This loan brings BOAD's total commitments for the transport infrastructure in Senegal to
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