Senegal's President attends commissioning ceremony of expressway project
The commissioning ceremony for AIBD-SINDIA Section of Expressway Project of Blaise Diagne International Airport-Mbour-Thies (AMT), LOT1, was grandly held on October 24, 2016, which was attended by His Excellency Macky Sall, President of Senegal, and Zhang Xun, Chinese Ambassador to Senegal. The Chinese Economic and Commercial Counselor to Senegal Lyu Yifeng, the Prime Minister of Senegal, the Minister of Finance of Senegal, the Minister of Infrastructure & Transportation of Senegal, and other local officials, as well as CWE’s project manager Song Zhixiang and his staff also were in the company of His Excellency during the event.
As His Excellency cut the colorful ribbon, the AMT Expressway was officially put into operation. Then the President inspected the expressway by car and pulled over once in a while to learn more situations about the project. After listening to a brief report on project progress made by the Employer’s Manager Bocar, His Excellency expressed great satisfaction toward the construction achievement.
In his speech on the ceremony, President Macky Sall said that the execution of Lot1 spoke volume to CWE’s construction capacity; and he hoped that this good momentum could be maintained in the newly commenced works for timely completion to embark on an expressway of local economic development.
(Translator: Jiang Guangwen, Proofreader: Ma Li)