As reported by the Government of The Gambia (GoTG), The Gambia recently launched a 500 Million dalasi fund for coronavirus response. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) complimented this effort with a US$21.3 Million Disbursement to The Gambia to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic. These…Read More
Archive for month March, 2020
The Government of The Gambia (GoTG) has taken several measurements to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID19) since the first registered index case on the 17th of March 2020 in the country such as, suspending of flights/14 days Mandatory Quarantine for certain countries and a 500 Million Dalasis Emergency Fund:
STATEMENT MINISTRY OF HEALTH: FIRST CASE OF COVID-19 (17/03/2020)
The Ministry of Health hereby inform the public that Gambia has registered its first case of COVID-19 this evening. The case is a Gambian female from UK. Ministry of Health is doing all it can to prevent further spread of the virus.
To prevent yourself and your family, always wash your hands with soap, do NOT touch your face, do NOT shake hands, keep away from public gatherings. For more info call 1025 help line.
Gambia Suspends Flights to Contain the spread of the Coronavirus
The 4th Cabinet session chaired by President Adama Barrow has been updated on the COVID 19 situation in the country. An immediate decision was taken that flights from thirteen (13) countries are suspended with immediate effect until further notice.
The decision follows the recommendation of the Health Expert Committee concerning the recent development on COVID-19.
Countries affected by the immediate flight suspension are the following:
1. The United Kingdom
Persons Travelling from 47 Countries Will Undergo 14 days Mandatory Quarantine
Cabinet has approved that individuals (Gambian & Non Gambian) travelling from 47 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas to The Gambia will undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days. This decision will be reviewed regularly and the public will be informed accordingly. The forty-seven countries are as follows:
Asian and Pacific Region
2. Republic of Korea
16. The United Kingdom
34. San Marino
Eastern Mediterranean Region
35. Islamic Republic of Iran
40. Saudi Arabia
44. United States of America
President Barrow approves 500 Million Dalasis Emergency Fund For Coronavirus Response
In response to the Coronavirus (Covid19) pandemic, President Adama Barrow has approved an emergency response fund of D500m to the Ministry of Health for the effective, adequate, and timely response to the outbreak.
The BLGCC wishes to inform Belgian/Luxembourg companies that the Government of the Republic of The Gambia (GOTG) will soon be seeking competitive bids from third-party investors and contractors to support the expansion of the Port of Banjul. The GOTG, through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs and the Gambia Public Procurement Authority, is interested in exploring potential public-private partnership opportunities with Belgian/Luxembourg companies, including for port operations. For more information, please contact the Chamber for the latest updates on this opportunity.
The exact deadline for the release of a competitive tender is not yet known, but it is expected to be determined before the end of 2020.
Belgium Luxembourg Gambia Chamber of Commerce (BLGCC)
Gijzelaarsstraat 21, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Tel: +32 3 232 68 88Read More