Bin Sulayem met with Senegalese President Macky Sall this week to discuss the plan for Port Du Futur with construction to start before the end of 2018.
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DP World group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem is on a tour of West and North Africa, reaffirming the port operators plans to develop logistics and maritime infrastructure in Senegal and Mali.
Bin Sulayem met with Senegalese President Macky Sall this week to discuss the plan for Port Du Futur with construction to start before the end of 2018 together with agreement on land allocation for the associated freezone.
DP World also provided a master plan for redevelopment of the old port of Dakar. Other topics included customs and logistics in the country.
Port de Futur will be a multi-purpose port with an economic zone and logistics zone adjacent to new Blaise Diagne International Airport. It allows for the creation of cargo, free movement of goods to support the country’s economic diversification, boosting non-resource exports. It is expected to be one of the most advanced and well organised free zones in Africa and globally using the latest state-of-the-art equipment and technology.
The visit was part of Bin Sulayem’s annual Africa tour calling at existing DP World operations while meeting other heads of state and business leaders to explore trade links and solutions connecting Africa to the world.
He underlined the company’s commitment to supporting the economic growth of Senegal and developing Dakar into a major logistics hub and gateway.
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