Among the key priority projects of the OIC is the construction of a 22km road stretching from the Airport Junction through Bertil Harding Highway to Sting Corner and the construction of 20 new roads within the Greater Banjul Area. Among other things, the roads are expected to improve traffic circulation leading to and around the Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Centre in anticipation of the Summit. 

The Bertil Harding Highway-Sting Corner will be expanded to a dual carriage of six lanes, three lanes on either side, and will include streetlights, pathways, and drainage systems. It will feature two Overpass Bridges and twelve roundabouts.

The 20 new roads will be a single carriage of two lanes. It will include streetlights, pathways, and drainage. The project is divided into Lot 1 and Lot 2. The contractors are joint ventures. Lot 1-PAVIFORT/HUTA/Gambisara and Lot 2- CSE/SSTP/AL Fahd.

The roads identified are: 

  • GPPC- New Jeshwang (GACEM Junction)- Jokor Junction;
  • Kanifing Hospital- Bertil Harding (Methodist) Kanifing Estate Road;
  • GPPC Road-Westfield (Jokor)- Abuko;
  • Kotu- Nawec Link;
  • Sukuta- Latrikunda Sabiji;
  • Kololi Tavern-Bijilo-Brufut;
  • Touba Manchaca Road-Kerr Serign-Sukuta;
  • Bijilo- Sukuta Nemasu;
  • Sukuta-Wullingkama-Brufut-Ghana Town;
  • Junctionba- Herman Gmeiner Road;
  • Bijilo Site Access;
  • Rev. J.C. Faye;
  • Sukuta Health Center- Kololi Senegambia Road Intersection;
  • Bakoteh Dump Site- Manjai Police;
  • Bundung Highway;
  • Kanifing Hospital- GTMI;
  • Sheikh Zayeed Eye Hospital- Bertil Harding (Mass Kah);
  • Kololi/Senegambia Road intersection- Touba Sanchaba Road;
  • Kairaba Avenue (former IEC)- BJL\Serrekunda Highway (GTTI); and
  • Coastal Road (Zion Welding Workshop)- Wullingkama Car Park.
  • Improve tourism infrastructures which is key in boosting local economy
  • Place the Gambia as the go-to destination for international conferences- improve the country’s competitive advantage
  • Improve mobility for both locals and visiting tourists
  • Save wear and tear on motor vehicles
  • Enhance the drive to extend tourism to a year-round cycle

Bertil Harding Highway 

- Stockpiling laterite material by contractor is currently ongoing.

- Clearing and grubbing is ongoing with 9.4km completed.

- 9.4 km of Embankment fills on both sides done.

- Removal of existing main culverts completed at eight stations.

- Construction of culverts at nine (9) stations completed.

- Scarification of existing road commenced from km 0+100- km 9+450.

- 9km of Roadbed done.

- 9.4km of Sub-grade completed.

- 8km of Sub-base layer completed.

- 7.4 km of Base course layer done.

- 6.5 km of Prime coat completed.

- 6.5 km of Asphalt layer completed


- Pilling, blinding, beams, foundations and pier works completed.

- Pilling, blinding, pier foundations, piers and pile caps completed.

- Formwork for the Overpass completed and the reinforcement works in progress.


- Pilling, blinding, beams, foundations and pier works completed.

- Formwork for the deck slab completed.

- Casting (Concreting) of the deck slab for the overpass completed.

20 New Roads 

  • Clearing and grubbing
  • Excavation for pavement layers
  • Relocation of Gamtel and NAWEC services