Signing of Grant Agreement with Senegal : Contributing to the promotion of stable marine exports through the development of highly sanitary landing facilities

[Goal 14] Life Below Water


On January 23, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Republic of Senegal to provide grant aid of up to 1,118 million yen for The Project for the Improvement of Advanced Fish Landing Facilities for Valorization of Fishery Products in Joal-Fadiouth.

Senegal is home to one of the leading fisheries in West Africa. An important industry for the country, the fisheries sector accounts for approximately 12% of total exports. However, existing landing facilities are unprotected from the wind and rain as well as birds and other animals, and, with no continuous temperature control, the freshness and quality of marine products at these facilities is in the process of deteriorating. Producing marine products of a quality suitable for export, while ensuring their stable distribution, has thus become a serious issue.

Signing Ceremony

This project will upgrade existing landing facilities into those capable of advanced sanitary management, thereby enabling the stable distribution of marine products produced by small-scale fisheries—many of whose workers live in poverty—as high value-added exports. This project will therefore contribute to the promotion of the fisheries industry as well as to the achievement of SDGs Goal 14 (Life below water).

Details for the project are provided below.

Basic project information

Country Republic of Senegal
Project title The Project for the Improvement of Advanced Fish Landing Facilities for Valorization of Fishery Products in Joal-Fadiouth
Maximum grant amount 1,118 million yen
Planned implementation period 34 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Economy
Target region Joal-Fadiouth
Specific project details
1 Facility improvements / equipment procurement
[Facilities] Landing facilities (approximately 820 m2), a parking lot, public restrooms, an access road, a coastal boundary wall , and other ancillary facilities.
[Equipment] Cold storage boxes, containers, fish boxes, carts, work tables, electronic scales, high-pressure washers, etc.

2 Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, construction/procurement supervision, and guidance in facility sanitation management for facility managers, etc.

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