Senegal looks to ramp up PPP programme

The Government of Senegal is to charge up its PPP unit to help bolster private investment into the country’s infrastructure.

The World Bank is looking for consultants to help support the government in “further operationalising” the unit, including by developing working guidelines, guidance notes and the unit’s governance and operating manual.

Last week, the country’s national water company (SONES) signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi developer ACWA Power to deliver its first desalination PPP project.

The World Bank has long been helping the country to “revitalise” private investment into infrastructure through PPP projects, saying in 2021 that it was working to develop and screen projects on a shortlist of 15 projects.

Responses are due 10 October 2022. The tender can be found on the World Bank’s eConsult2 site.