Recently, the inauguration ceremony of Port of St. Louis Dredging and Beacon Project in Senegal was held. Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Economy Aliou Endo and Minister of Infrastructure and Mayor of St. Louis Monso Fai attended the ceremony.
Monso pointed out that the government of Senegal has always attached great value to the concerns of fishermen. He said he hopes that the project will be completed as soon as possible so as to effectively reduce the safety risks of fishermen when traveling through the channel.
Aliou reviewed the safety concerns caused by the channel and estuary to fishermen in the past 10 years and introduced the specific location of the project to the local people. He said that upon completion, the project will greatly improve the navigational conditions of the estuary and channel of Port of St. Louis and the channel of Poland Port, promote the development of local fisheries, and enhance the income and living conditions of fishermen.
Monso and Aliou took a boat tour to the area where the project is located and dredging vessels to learn more about the preparatory work for the implementation of the project. When interviewed by the media, they both expressed their gratitude for CHEC’s deployment of resources in the shortest possible time to ensure the early start of construction organization. They said that CHEC has been deeply grounded in the West African market for many years and has a strong professional ability and good brand reputation. They look forward to the successful implementation of the project, which will benefit local fishermen and economic development.
In the Port of St. Louis Dredging and Beacon Project in Senegal, the 10.2km-long channel will be broadened and cleaned; 72 navigation marks will be supplied and installed.