|Approval Date||29 Nov 1979|
|Signature Date||03 Dec 1979|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 1987|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Jun 1987|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Industry, Minning & Quarrying|
|DAC Sector Code||32110|
The present intervention concerns the Modernization of the Groundnut Processing Industry Project (Phase I). It’s justified on technical grounds in that once the oil mill is modernized, its processing capacity will increase by 63 %, and some processing costs will be reduced. The provision of storage facilities, cyclones, conveyors and a generator set are appropriate to the requirements of the situation at the factories. The project consists of renovation of pressing plant at Denton Bridge, construction of storage and ancillary works at Kaur and Denton Bridge, the acquisition and installation of power plants, improving the wharf, provision of cyclones to the decorticating machines, provision of vehicles and office equipment, and consultancy services for detailed engineering and supervision.
The project aims at improving groundnut handling and decorticating facilities at Kaur, and handling, decorticating and milling facilities at Denton Bridge. It should remove bottlenecks increase efficiency, and make it possible to increase throughput from 40,000 tons to 65,000 tons of undecorticated groundnuts in the existing oil mill.
The project beneficiaries are the Gambia Government, the Gambia Produce Marketing Board (GPMB), and the groundnut producers of the Gambia.
African Development Fund
GOVERNMENT OF GAMBIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND TRADE
|Last Update||07 Aug 2020|