Banjul International Airport gets $12Million facelift funding

Banjul International Airport gets $12Million facelift funding

As part of efforts to modernise the Banjul International Airport to meet the required aviation standards, President Adama Barrow today presided over the signing of a $12Million funding agreement between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of The Gambia at the State House.

The agreement was signed by the head of the Saudi delegation, H.E Mr Yousef I. Al Bassam and the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Hon. Mamboury Njie, on behalf of The Gambia.

Mr Bassam, who is the advisor to the Managing Director of The Saudi Fund for Development, extolled the “excellent relationship” between Saudi Arabia and The Gambia, noting it makes it possible for such an agreement.

“We assured His Excellency of the strong support of both the Saudi Fund and BADEA towards The Gambia’s success,” he added

President Barrow, on behalf of the people of the Republic of The Gambia, expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation to the King and the Crown Prince of the Saudi Kingdom.

The signing was followed by discussions with The Gambia OIC Secretariat on the ongoing Saudi Fund for Development funding for the OIC 2022 Islamic Summit in Banjul.

During the talks, Mr Yousef Al-Bassam expressed delight at the progress made on the on-going rehabilitation of the airport.