Construction works at Banjul-Barra ferry terminals in Gambia are in good progress. The management of Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) is working hard to complete the work at both terminals on or before the lapse of the issued 30 days notice, on 20th November, 2020.
The technical experts and commission engineers from DAMEN Shipyard Holland and the Gambian experts of the Gambia Ports Authority Technical Department have already installed the new landing for Banjul ferry terminal, while the one for the Barra has also been lowered.
Banjul-Barra ferry terminals
According to Momodou L. Sanyang, the public relations officer of the Gambia Ports Authority, the experts working on the ferry landings are now at the adjustment point of the ferry landing; for better positioning of the landers. “The replacement of the landings is being handled by DAMEN Shipyard Holland, a recognised competent company that brought the Kunta Kinteh ferry to the country,” said the PRO.
PRO Sanyang further added that both Banjul and Barra newly installed ramps are modern ones and the operation is both manual and automatic. “Barra and Banjul are ferry terminals that are the most highly used among the crossing points in the country,” he affirmed. According to him, the old ramps had been there since 1977 and got rehabilitated in 2001.
“There is no doubt about the durability of the ramps because the thickness of the metals of the new landers is up to standard. We are hoping to do trial tests of the operation of the ramps soon,” said PRO Sanyang.