"This program, designed by mutual agreement between Senegal and China, was detained after a joint study mission carried out in the field by confirmed experts on both sides. The directed works have a total cost of 40 million CFA francs, more than half of the Léopold Sédar Senghor stadium, "reported Matar Ba.
The Minister of Sports also pointed out that this project will include, among other things, "sports equipment and equipment, football fields, basketball and handball, athletics tracks, ornaments and decoration, electrical systems and mechanical and construction structures."
Rejoicing with the "dynamic and exemplary cooperation" between Senegal and China, Mr. Ba said that a tender call will be held in China so that in 2 to 3 months the company in charge of the works may establish a date for its start cash
In addition, the Minister of Sports stated that "sports activity, by mass, is only viable and acceptable if practiced in a standardized environment and that is endowed with all the necessary conveniences for its expression." According to him, this is the reason why "President Macky Sall has made the program of construction and modernization of the stadiums of Senegal a first order bet and a high priority in the implementation of its political offer."
On the other hand, Han Xiaofei, Economic and Social Advisor of the Chinese Embassy in Dakar, immediately congratulated Senegal on the organization in 2022 of the Youth Olympics. Continuing, the diplomat recalled that "a long time ago China pledged to help Senegal in the field of strengthening the sports infrastructure."
According to Mr. Xiaofei, the "significant development of the sports sector in recent years under the presidency of Macky Sall" is more than enough to be convinced. In addition, he said that the new project comes from a promise of Xi Jinping, president of China during his visit to Senegal last July.
When concluding his observations, Han Xiaofei gave the promises of the good will of his country. "China will accompany Senegal to rehabilitate four stadiums and provide technical assistance. The Chinese side will not save any effort to advance in these projects and will ensure that the Senegalese population can use these stages as quickly as possible," he promised.
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