Muammar Gaddafi on Thursday wrapped up his four-day visit to Senegal in the capital city of Dakar by laying the foundation stone of a multi-million dollar tower hotel and convention center named after the Libyan leader.
Gaddafi arrived here on Monday after being invited to attend Senegal's April 4 Independence Day celebrations. On Wednesday, The Libyan leader and Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade laid the foundation stone of "Gaddafi Tower," a project estimated to cost 125 billion CFA francs (250 million U.S. dollars).
The Libya-funded tower will serve as an image of "the vision shared" by President Wade and the Libyan Revolution leader, who are "two convinced and determined pan-Africanists," Senegal's APS press agency said.
The agency hailed the project as "the greatest tower in sub-Sahara Africa."
Covering an area of five hectares, Gaddafi Tower will be a 50-storey high-rise complex with a five-star hotel, a convention center and a commercial center.
It will play a key role in the summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference scheduled for late 2007 in Dakar, officials said.