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Senegal’s Highway of Hope

Dakar, the capital of Senegal, is facing the familiar challenges of rapid urbanization, including transportation, housing, mobility, and the security of goods and people.

Home to nearly a quarter of the Senegalese population of approximately 15 million people, Dakar sits on a peninsula and cannot expand further to the west, north or south.

The 45-kilometre Dakar-Diamniadio Highway has cut the journey between the city and its great suburb from 90 to 30 minutes, providing enormous relief. Of a total cost of nearly €388 million, the project received €65 million from the African Development Bank. Read more

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