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President of Republic Lays Foundation Stone for project of Security, General Surveillance of Nouakchott

Nouakchott,  04/05/2021
The President of the Republic, His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, laid, Tuesday at the headquarters of the general directorate for national security, the foundation stone for the project of security system and general surveillance of the city of Nouakchott.

The President of the Republic cut the symbolic ribbon to mark the start of works and unveiled the commemorative plaque of this significant project.

His Excellency listened to explanations from those in charge of the project about the details of its implementation, components, stages, and its role, after completion, in organizing traffic, maintaining security, protecting citizens and their properties, and improving the facade of the capital.

The President of the Republic was received at his arrival by the Prime Minister, Mr. Mohamed Ould Bilal, the Minister of the Interior and Decentralization, chief of national security, and other figures.

In a speech on this occasion, the mayor of Ksar, Mohmed Saleck Ould Amar, welcomed the president of the Republic, His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, in the municipality of Ksar, where the project of the security system and general surveillance of the city of Nouakchott is launched.

On his part, the Chinese ambassador to Mauritania, HE Mr. li Baijun, expressed his pleasure to attend the launching ceremony of the project of the security system and general surveillance of the city of Nouakchott, in collaboration with the People’s Republic of China.

He thanked, on behalf of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, the president of the Republic and the prime minister on this occasion.

He said that this project is the first of its kind within the planned package of projects after the outbreak of Covid-19. It will contribute, according to him, to supporting the social stability and economic prosperity of Mauritania.

He stressed that the bilateral relations will be boosted further under the leadership of HE the President of the Republic, Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, and the President of the People’s Republic of China, HE Mr. Xi Jinping.


The project consists of a control center, whose headquarters will be built in the vicinity of the buildings of the general directorate for national security; in addition to three regional centers in each the three regions of Nouakchott; control points in each of Nouakchott’s thirty police stations and four others at the entrances to the capital.

The main components of the project include:
- Surveillance cameras installed at main and public road junctions.

- An integrated communication system that includes 1500 portable radio sets, could be expanded by 3000 devices when necessary.

- A control center equipped with the latest technology that enables it to monitor the entire city of Nouakchott.

-Five mobile cars for control and remote control to move between the regions.

The project is due to be accomplished in fifteen months.
Last modification : 04/05/2021 14:38:41