The african development Bank (Afdb) has been very satisfied with the efforts provided by the senegalese authorities. Its president, Akinwumi Adesina, who took part in the ceremony of reception of the Train express regional (Ter) in Dakar, the 14th of January last, wreathed laurels on the head of Macky Sall, President of the Republic.
In favor of this event which marks the official ceremony of the reception of the Ter, the president of the Adb has claimed to have always believed in Macky Sall. ?’I’ve always seen in you, Mr. President and dear brother, a man of great value, inspired by an ambitious vision, which knows how to translate into reality the vision that he wears (?). A vision is not followed by action is pure chimera. Today, we are all gathered here to celebrate the concrete results of your action is resolved which will radically transform the lives of the people of Senegal, particularly Dakar and the surrounding area”. (…). ?’Mr. President, Senegal is bankable ! And you, Mr. President, you are bankable! All my congratulations to you !?
?’A vision is not followed by action is pure chimera”
The realization of such an infrastructure, Mr Adesina the is legitimate. This is because convinced of its necessity in the face of rapid urbanization which is ?’a huge challenge’ for Africa. (…). The development of infrastructure, including in the sectors of energy, transport, housing, water and sanitation, is of paramount importance to improve the quality of life of the people”, he said before is open to question.
?’Who would have thought, a few years ago, that the small town of Diamniadio would turn into a city of modern business ? It is the power of vision : the ability to make the future a present reality. Today, we are the witnesses of this new city and full of life, related to Dakar and the new Blaise Diagne international Airport (Aibd) with a toll highway. The Adb is proud to have funded the toll highway between Dakar and Diamniadio and the construction of the Aibd. We are witnessing today an important milestone with the receipt of the Ter. With this train, the Senegal is becoming a pioneer in West Africa in the development of urban transport systems of modern high-speed”.
?’With this train, the Senegal is becoming a pioneer in West Africa”
The Ter will allow you to save time and money. It should take you more than 35 minutes to make the journey Dakar-Diamniadio ! The Ter will reduce traffic congestion and air pollution in the city,” he said happily. Addressing the president Macky Sall, he assured that ?the Afdb invests in the winners”. And that under (his) leadership, with so many remarkable projects and bearers of transformation, like the one below, Senegal is a winner !”, where the pride of the Bad ?’to have invested $ 120 billion F Cfa in the first phase of the Ter. This is why she provides unwavering support to the efforts of your government to develop urban economic centres such as Diamniadio.
?’We are pleased to have collaborated with other partners, including the Afdb, the French development Agency (Afd) and the French Treasury. The Adb is a partner to the major development of Senegal. We support accelerated development in Senegal, through nosHigh 5, which are: Resolving Africa and power;Feed on Africa;Industrialization Africa; Integrate Africa, and to Improve the quality of life of african populations.
?’The Senegal is going in the right direction in terms of a modern infrastructure of urban mobility”
The Afdb president pointed to his remarks made at the consultative Group meeting for Senegal relative to the second phase of the Pes that was recently held in Paris. ?’I had said that every time that I go to Senegal, I am impressed by the remarkable progress made under your leadership. The receipt, today, of this train modern is another striking testimony”. (?). You can always count on the firm support of the Adb and on my personal support in your efforts to achieve the objectives of the Pes.
Mr. President, with the Pse, you have placed the mode ?’Fast track”. The Afdb is also in the mode ?’Fast track” for Senegal. The receipt, today, of Ter shows that Senegal is going fast and in the right direction in terms of a modern infrastructure of urban mobility ! We are already at Diamniadio. Now, heading out to the Aibd. I would like to assure you that the Bad will be firmly at your side until the end of time, with the necessary funding”.