Bibliography of Gambian Related Publications
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Title: Gambia Public Transport Corporation (Gptc).
Source: Corporate Location; Aug 1993, p. SSS12 (1 pages)
Abstract: With the upsurge in domestic commercial trading and the service industry in general, the Gambia Public Transport Corp. (GPTC) is committed to improving the quality of land and river transportation within the country. The GPTC is responsible for providing the majority of bus transportation in Gambia. Since January 1993, the corporation has also been charged with the responsibility of providing key river transport facilities. An immediate priority for the GPTC is the upgrading of the vital ferry services that link the north and south banks of Gambia's western extremity between the capital, Banjul, and Barra on the northern side. The GPTC's 100-strong bus fleet is also being reassessed. The need for efficient and reliable service has compelled the GPTC to expand and diversify its bus fleet. However, the corporation has chosen to channel investment into its Bus Rehabilitation Centre rather than to immediately replace aging vehicles with new buses.
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Title: Gambia telecommunications.
Source: Corporate Location; Aug 1993, p. SSS6 (1 pages)
Abstract: The telecommunications system of Gambia is one of the most advanced and sophisticated in Africa. Since 1984, GAMTEL, Gambia's parastatal telecommunications company, has had exclusive responsibility for the provision of both international and national telecommunications services which were previously carried out by Cable & Wireless and the former Telecommunications Department. In 1992-1993, the company's revenue increased by 29% and net profit rose by 35.4% over the previous year. The advanced telecommunications network owes its efficiency to the successful implementation of the 2 phases of an ambitious capital investment program, the key element of which was the acquisition of the Alcatel E108B digital switching system, coupled with an expansion of the network which focused first on the installation of new lines in the greater Banjul area. Around 8,000 new lines are being added in 1993 as GAMTEL accelerates its strategy of widening its network to link urban and semi-urban with rural areas. GAMTEL offers its customers a range of modern telecommunications services.
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Title: The Gambia infrastructure : Export driven improvements.
Source: Corporate Location; Aug 1993, p. SSS13-SSS14 (2 pages)
Abstract: The development of a first-class infrastructure is an urgent priority in the African country of Gambia for 2 related reasons. The first is that the small size of the domestic market dictates that Gambia must export or die. In order to do so successfully, it is essential that the international airport and the sea port at Banjul are equipped to handle large levels of cargo speedily and efficiently. A related reason for the prioritization of the infrastructure is that recent economic developments in Gambia and elsewhere in the West African region have meant that Banjul has become an important regional distribution center. Gambia's flourishing re-export sector has benefited from its liberal trade regime. Both the port at Banjul and the airport at Yundum are engaged in ambitious schemes to defend their competitiveness by investing substantially in upgrading their respective infrastructure. Gambia has also made major strides in recent years to overhaul its domestic infrastructure, especially within the greater Banjul region.
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Title: World Telecom Leaders Take a Hard Look at 1986.
Source: Telephony; Feb 24, 1986, v210n8, p. 36-50,74-91 (20 pages)
Author(s): Mannus, D.; Farrell, J. H.; Mackay, Neilson.; Roberts, J. T. N.; Taylor, W. J.; Sindelka, Joseph.; Vatiliotis, Ph.; Thostrup, Erik T. B.; Tanhuanpaa, Arno.; Salin, Aulis.; Dondoux, Jacques.; Boe, Arne.; Madariaga, Luis Solana.; Larsson, Torsten A.; Dek, A.; Vallance, Iain.; Florian, Jur. Winfried.; Van De Wyngard Mellado, Ivan.; Canas, Antonio F.; Gamboa, Emilio Carrillo.; Nieves, Carlos Fung.; Pollock, W. J. B.; Partono, R.; Campos, Cesar V.; Kim, Goh Seng.; Crew, Greg.; Lec, Eung-Hyo.; Chen, P. C.; Al-Ayoub, Abdul Aziz Ahmed.; Kayal, Alawi Darweesh.
Abstract: Telecommunications leaders from several different world zones discussed their plans for 1986. In the North American-Caribbean zone, a quarter-billion dollar fiber optic network, which will stretch 5,000 kilometers, will be constructed in Canada. In the African zone, Gambia will modernize and extend its telecommunications system via a 2-phase project, which will replace entirely all the existing step-by-step telephone exchanges with new digital exchanges. In the European zone, Austria's telephone network will be converted to a digital system. This will enable the connection between Austria's economic main fields on a digital basis by 1989. In the Central and South American zone, quality of services is a main concern of the telephone companies in Chile, Mexico, and Venezuela. In the Pacific zone, an ambitious rural and remote areas program is under way in Australia to give every subscriber a fully automatic telephone service. In the Far East, Hong Kong's telecommunications network is modernizing rapidly. In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has adopted a system of 5-year plans, which includes the comprehensive development of telecommunications.
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