Jul 9, 2009, 6:15 AM
Works will soon come to completion at the Sankulay Kunda Bridge in Janjangbureh, in the Central River Region as it is only left with the footpaths for pedestrians, according to officials at the site.
Mr. Jacques Bishara, the senior manager of an American consultancy company (Acrowcorps), said the bridge when completed will have ninety (90) years guaranty.
Mr. Jacques, who was speaking to our reporter in an interview, said upon completion, the bridge will be a double lane that can accommodate two vehicles without having to wait for each other. He said "there is also going to be footpaths for pedestrians."
For his part, Acrowcorps? Co-ordinator for The Gambia and Senegal, Mr. Ousman Sey commended Campaigned Sahelien d? Enterprise (CSE) for the good work they are doing in the country, adding that they are among the best construction companies in West Africa.
For the chief of Lower Fulladu West district, Seyfo Momodou Lamin Baldeh, it is a dream come true after so many years. He lauded President Jammeh for the bridge linking the communities of Janjanbureh and Sankulay Kunda, noting that it would promote viable businesses that would bring socio-economic development to the area.
For the Governor of the Central River Region, Alhagie Ganyi Touray development of the country has always been President Jammeh's vision for the country.
According to him, the completion of the bridge will go a long way toward easing the movement of people, goods and services.
He stated that the bridge will ease and attract investors to Janjanbureh. As he put it, Janjubureh is a potential area for investment.
Chief of Janjunbureh district, Seyfo Bakary Jam Jawo described Janjanbureh as a cultural and historical centre rich in culture. The new bridge, he noted, "will attract people to come and invest in the area thus boost the development of the town."