Senegal: Turkish multinational Summa is building a reputation

By Théo du Couëdic
Posted on Monday, 6 June 2022 10:57

The Dakar Arena in Diamnadio. © Youri Lenquette for JA

The Turkish company Summa has built large-scale projects in Diamniadio, including the International Conference Centre, Dakar Arena and Abdoulaye-Wade Stadium. Its quick turnaround times are making it increasingly well-known beyond the country's borders.

It is hard to miss their buildings when driving on the motorway that links Dakar to Blaise-Diagne International Airport. In less than ten years, the Turkish company Summa has built an international conference centre (Abdou Diouf), a luxury hotel (the Radisson), a sports centre (Dakar Arena), an exhibition centre and, most recently, a football stadium (Abdoulaye-Wade) to international standards that echoes the colours of the Senegalese flag at nightfall in the new town of Diamniadio. Each of these sites was built within 15 months.