Masterplan for Senegal River bids to improve lives

International consultancy, engineering and project management service provider Royal HaskoningDHV has produced a masterplan to develop West Africa’s Senegal River delta and is designing eight polders as a pilot project in the area.

The delta is plagued by typha, an aquatic plant that grows abundantly in the area. The plant’s proliferation limits water access for the population, reduces the potential for agriculture and increases the occurrence of diseases like bilharzia and malaria.

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