The cost of the Regional Express Train (TER) to link Dakar and the Blaise Diagne International Airport in Diass (AIBD) is estimated at 507 billion CFA francs, according to Abdou Ndene Sall, Secretary of State for the National Railway Network.
“The TER will cost nearly 507 billion CFA francs, broken down as follows: 366 billion for the section Dakar-AIDB, 86 billion for the rolling stock (11 wagons) and 55 billion CFA francs (15%) for the reserves,” Mr. Sall told the privately-owned daily l’Observateur. The Secretary of State stressed that the TER construction work will begin before the end of 2016 and will last 36 months.
In his New Year’s message, President Macky Sall had announced that the TER would serve 14 stations and transport up to 115,000 passengers a day in less than 45 minutes from Dakar to Blaise Diagne Airport.
As for the railroad between Dakar and Kidira, a city on the border with Mali, Abdou Ndene Sall indicated that 754 billion CFA francs would be mobilized for its renovation.