"This program, designed by mutual agreement between Senegal and China, was halted following a joint study mission conducted by acclaimed experts from both sides, with a total cost of 40 billion CFA francs, more than half for Léopold Sédar Senghor. Stadium, "said Matar Ba.
The Minister of Sport also pointed out that this project included "sports equipment and facilities, football, basketball and handball fields, athletics tracks, ornaments and decorations, electrical systems and mechanical and building structures".
Welcoming the "dynamic and exemplary cooperation" between Senegal and China, Mr. Ba said that "a tender will be held in China so that in 2 to 3 months the company responsible for the work can do so setting an effective launch date ,
In addition, the Minister of Sport pointed out that "sporting activities, no matter how massive, are practicable and acceptable only if practiced in a standardized environment and have all the functional amenities necessary for their expression. That is why "President Macky Sall has made the program for the construction and modernization of the stadiums of Senegal a top priority and a high priority in the implementation of his political offer".
Han Xiaofei, economic and social adviser to the Chinese Embassy in Dakar, immediately congratulated Senegal on "organizing the Youth Olympic Games (YOG)" in 2022. The diplomat recalled that "China has long been committed to helping Senegal strengthen its sports infrastructure to help".
According to Xiaofei, "the significant development of the sport sector in recent years under the presidency of Macky Sall" is more than enough to convince. He also said that the new project was born out of a pledge made by Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Senegal last July.
At the conclusion of his remarks, Han Xiaofei gave up the promises of goodwill of his country. "China will accompany Senegal in the rehabilitation of four stadiums and the technical support, the Chinese side will make no effort to push these projects forward and it will ensure that the Senegalese population can use these levels as soon as possible", he promised.
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