Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, in a speech during groundbreaking ceremony in Palapag town, said the SPCR
was a 'landmark project' for the two provinces.
With the SPCR
being coordinated by the Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and a full program to engage stakeholders across the spectrum, including the rural people most affected by the increasing climate impacts, we believe that The Gambia will create a powerful bulwark for its successful future."
The policy-based SPCR
will pave the way for climate-resilient transformation in the country through a broad set of resilience projects to be implemented through a unique multi-stakeholder approach.
The two million-pound five-year study is the largest award made by the NIHR SPCR
and aims to improve the referral process patients go through before being diagnosed.
MCPyV DNA was detectable in 30/34 (88%) MCC biopsies and in 5/5 (100%) MCC metastases by nPCR, and in 68% and 80%, respectively, by sPCR
. MCPyV DNA was found by nPCR only in 1/13 (7.7%) whole blood samples of MCC-patients.
In his speech, Villar described the SPCR
as a 'landmark project' that would provide seamless and safer transport.
According to Project Director Sharif Hasim of the DPWH Roads Management Cluster 2, the SPCR
project will be linked with the existing seven-kilometer Catarman road, which will also be improved.