The President of The Republic of Th Gambia inaugurated the state-of-the-art International Conference on Saturday 11th January 2020. The multi-billion-dalasi International Conference Centre in Bijilo and named it after former President Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara.
The unique state-of-the-art of the facility which is a grant from the People's Republic of China to the Gambia, costs fifty million US dollars equivalent to D2.5 billion. The centre has the capacity to host not only the OIC SUMMIT in 2022, but is an ideal venue to host major important gatherings in the sub-region.
Bai Lamin Jobe, Minister of Works, Construction and Infrastructure, earlier expressed gratitude to all the partners who contributed to the completion of the centre. He expressed hope that such facilities including other projects given to the Gambia by China, will continue to expand; that other areas of cooperation with the Chinese Government include agriculture, education, health and culture.