The UAE’s Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) allocated AED 53 mn to establish a -336- kilometer national road in Senegal, Invest-Gate reports.

The road is expected to serve 2.15 mn citizens across three regions, including Saint-Louis, Matam, and Tambacounda, according to a statement released by ADFD.

The ADFD officials say that the road will play a vital role in improving living standards for communities through easing the movement of goods and people. The road, which is 50 kilometers long, is expected to benefit 600,000 residents.

“The Senegalese government’s strategy articulates recovery, growth, long- term development, and infrastructure investments as core priorities,” says ADFD Director-General Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi.

ADFD is well known for allocating loans to sustainable development projects in Senegal including health, agriculture, water, and transportation since 1976.