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RIA Highway, Gabriel Tucker Bridge Reconstruction Ready

-Public Works Minister Announces

The Minister of Public Works has announced that the government of Liberia is now ready to reconstruct and rehabilitate the two main projects in the country.

As part of the ministry`s efforts to rehabilitate and reconstruct roads, and bridges, a high power delegation has arrived in the country from Istanbul, Turkey to reconstruct the Roberts International highway and the Gabriel Tucker Bridge connecting Bushrod Island to Monrovia.

According to a release issued in Monrovia over the weekend, headed by its project manager, Mr. Estern Okan Ozyildiz, the team visit comes in the wake of a high power delegation of the Liberian government headed by Public Works Minister Mobutu Vlah Nyepan to Istanbul, Turkey and held bilateral arrangements for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the two projects.

The release further that in a related development, the Minister of Public Works and a host of other Ministers, including Deputy Minister for Technical Services, Mr. Claude Langley, accompanied by journalists from various reputable media institutions on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 toured several project sites in Monrovia and its environs.

Project sites toured including Doe Community Road (critical segment connecting Clara Town), Logan Town Broad Street (approximately 1.8 kilometers), Darqueh Town Battery Factory, Small Saint Michael Road (Patience Shop, Tusa Field, Gabriel Nyenkan Road) and the Michael Francis Road in Congo Town.

Speaking to journalists on the tour, Minister Nyepan asserted that so far he is satisfied with the level of work done by the contractors, mostly local, on the first phase of the work which is placed at approximately US$25 million.

He stressed that the pavement of roads remains a pivotal focal point in the CDC-led government, stating that he firmly believes in the pronouncement made by the President that “Liberians will not be spectators in their own economy, instead active participants.

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