"This program, designed by a joint agreement between Senegal and China, was terminated after joint study missions conducted on the ground by confirmed experts from both parties. The targeted works have a total cost of 40 billion CFA francs, more than half of the Léopold Sédar stadium. Senghor, "said Matar Ba.
The Minister of Sports also pointed out that the project will include, among other things, "sports and facilities, football, basketball and handball fields, athletic tracks, decorations and decorations, electrical systems and mechanical structures and buildings".
Rejoicing in "dynamic and exemplary cooperation" between Senegal and China, Ba said that "calls for tenders will be launched in China so that in 2 to 3 months, companies responsible for work can set dates for their effective start.
In addition, the sports minister pointed out that "sports activities, however large, are only feasible and acceptable if practiced in a standardized environment and endowed with all the functional conveniences needed for their expressions." According to him, this is the reason why "president Macky Sall made a program of construction and modernization of Senegal's stadium as a first-order bet and a high priority in the implementation of his political offer".
Meanwhile, Han Xiaofei, Economic and Social Counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Dakar immediately congratulated Senegal "for the organization in 2022 from the Youth Olympic Games (YOG)". Continuing, the diplomat recalled that "China has, for a long time, committed to helping Senegal in the field of strengthening sports infrastructure."
According to Mr. Xiaofei, "the significant development of the sports sector in recent years under President Macky Sall" is more than enough to be convinced. In addition, he said the new project was born from the promise of Xi Jinping, President of China during his visit to Senegal last July.
Concluding his words, Han Xiaofei gave a pledge of his country's good intentions. "China will accompany Senegal to rehabilitate four stadiums and provide technical assistance. The Chinese side will not attempt to advance these projects and will ensure that Senegalese residents can use this stage as soon as possible," he promised.
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