The Senegalese Minister of Territorial Communities, Oumar Guèye, has called for the acceleration of the ongoing construction of sanitation facilities in Keur Massar, one of the 16 municipalities in the department of Pikine, Dakar region.
Minister Guèye gave the instructions while speaking during his site tour to inspect the work done so far, approximately two months since the project, which is intended to curb flooding in the town of Keur Massar, broke grounds.
He explained that the objective of the directive is to ensure that the facilities are fully operational by the end of May this year.
“We are satisfied with the progress of the construction works done so far, but we have asked the companies to increase the speed at which the works are being undertaken and we are convinced that these deadlines will be respected,” affirmed Oumar Guèye, who also doubles as the government spokesperson.
The Senegalese Minister of Territorial Communities promised to come and visit the site again in mid-April, to check again the progress of the work.
Part of Stormwater Management and Climate Change Adaptation Project (PROGEP)
The construction of the sanitation facilities in Keur Massar is part of the second phase of the urban development project for rainwater management and climate change adaptation, known as PROGEP, which was prepared by the government of the West African Country with the help of the World Bank.
With the aim to reduce floods through an integrated and sustainable approach, the PROGEP is being implemented by the Municipal Development Agency and carried out by the Henan Chine, a construction company based out of Senegal, and the Senegalese Public Works Company (Compagnie Sénégalaise de Travaux Publics – CSTP).