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Liberia Moves Forward on Plan to Pave All Feeder Roads in Montserrado County

August 29, 2018

Liberia's President George Manneh Weah's mandate for paving all Montserrado County feeder roads is finally converting into formal bid requests from the Ministry of Public Works.

The Liberian leader, in keeping with his desire to reshape the structural outlook of the country, recently mandated Public Works Minister, Hon. Mobutu Nyepan to liaise with the Minister of Finance for Development Planning, Mr. Samuel D. Tweah, Jr. to pave all feeder roads.

The mandate is aligned with efforts at the greater international/bilateral levels for gargantuan nationwide road pavement projects.

As per the President’s mandate, the Ministry of Public Works has issued an Invitation for Bids (IFB), to all interested local and international contractors/firms for the ‘Community Roads Pavement Project’ under the Public Sector Investment Project (PSIP).

Targeted roads under the current arrangement for asphalt pavement include Dry Rice Market-Johnsonville (11.5Km), Fair Ground Road Buchanan City (1.50), Duazon Sand Beach Road (1.0Km), Sophie Road (1.2Km), VOA ELWA Community Access Road (1.5Km), and Manatema Road (1.7Km). Others are ELWA R2 Community Access Road (1.0Km), Cooper Farm Jangaba Road (1.0Km), Thinker Village Telecom Road (2.2Km), Soul Clinic Road (2.5Km), Rehab Community Road (2.5Km) and the Morris’ Farm (3.0Km).

Also earmarked for Asphalt or Concrete Pavement with the total length of 12.6Km targeted roads include Dakquee Town Road (2.0Km), Fanti Town Road (0.6Km), Banjor Community Road (2.5Km), Inner GSA Road (0.5Km), A.B. Tolbert-12 Houses Bye-pass Road (0.75Km), St. Francis Road (1.3Km) and Nickley Town Road (2.7Km), Police Academy-Weaver Street Road (0.75Km) and Bernard Farm Road (1.5Km).

Besides, the government is seeking bids from qualified construction companies/firms for the “Dualization of the Roberts International Airport (RIA) Highway”, to transform it from two to four lanes.

These developments bear witness to President Weah’s unexhausted determination to transform the country’s infrastructural outlook, which is indubitably shrouded in the much-hallowed Pro-Poor Agenda for prosperity and development.

Since taking office about eight months ago, every effort of his is geared toward connecting the entire country with paved roads to mitigate traveling difficulties and enhance nationwide trade and economic activities.

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