Senegal to Complete Work on New Airport by End of 2011, APS Says

Senegal will complete work on its new Blaise Diagne International Airport by the end of 2011, Agence de Presse Senegalaise reported, citing the infrastructure minister, Karim Wade.

The country will close the existing airport that serves the capital, Dakar, as it has become dangerous, with new buildings block landing routes, Wade, the son of President Abdoulaye Wade, said, according to the Dakar-based newswire.

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