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€2M construction underway at Gambia Hotel School

Oct 31, 2011, 12:40 PM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

As part of her familiarization tour, the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Fatou Mas Jobe-Njie, on Wednesday paid an official visit to The Gambia Hotel School to see the ongoing construction project.

Upon her arrival at the hotel school, the minister and her delegation were received by the management of the school and later taken to various places including the construction area.

Speaking at the welcoming ceremony, the tourism minister thanked the management of the school as well as the general student body for the warm welcome.

Fatou Mas Jobe called on the students to work hard and respect their teachers.

Her ministry is always in the position to develop the tourism industry in this country, she said.

Dilating on the construction project taking place at the hotel school, Hon. Jobe-Njie said the project is about 2 million euros funded by the Spanish government.

“What we have seen from the old to the new is that we are getting very close to achieving our objectives to transform the hotel school qualitatively into a new hospitality institute, which will make immense contribution to our expectations and aspirations to building the capacity of our tourism industry.

Edwardo Romero, head of Spanish diplomats in The Gambia, thanked the minister and her delegation.

He said: the project was funded by his government to support the Gambia government, adding:  “This is a project that is very strong in our side in which we put a lot of interest.”

The Spanish diplomat said the project will be completed very soon, whilst thanking the Gambia government for creating conducive atmosphere.

Hon. Fatou Mas Jobe-Njie again: “In the next two months, we expect the project to be completed. At this point the Gambia Government also is very supportive of this project, particularly the Gambian leader.”