The US government on Wednesday signed a US$13.390 millio n agreement with Senegal for various projects as part of the Millennium Challeng e Account (MCA).
According to Senegal’s economy minister, Abdoulaye Diop, who signed for his coun try in Dakar, the Senegalese capital, the agreement translated into a new dynami c s of bilateral cooperation between Senegal and the United States.
The agreement is for two road projects, three water supply projects and one proj ect in the justice sector, all aimed at improving mobility and the living condit i ons of the populations.
“The financing will help cover the costs of the detailed studies of the said pro jects and other complementary activities identified, namely, land and environmen t al projects and social analyses”, he said.
Mr Diop said the financial support came to complete Senegal’s efforts after it h ad already financed a good part of the feasibility studies of these projects.
“Many successes have been recorded through the partnership between the United St ates and Senegal,” he said, adding that bilateral cooperation with the United St a tes earned Senegal more than 22 billion F CFA in 2008.
Among those present were the Senegalese minister of foreign affairs, Cheikh Tidi ane Gadio, a delegation of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) and the chargé
d’affaires of the US Embassy in Senegal, Jay T. Smith.