…As Asphalt Pavement Begins Soon
As part of its regular inspection of the Gbarnga – Salayea Road Project, the Ministry of Public Works along with the Infrastructure Implementation Unit (IIU) has inspected the ongoing construction works along the corridor.
Acting Public Works Minister, Ruth Coker-Collins flanked by Deputy Minister for Administration, Joseph Todd inspected the road works and expressed satisfaction over the speed at which the project is being accelerated.
According to Minister Coker-Collins, the commencement of base course along the corridor leaves room for the asphalt pavement, which she said, is due to begin shortly.
In an exclusive interview with reporters based in Monrovia who accompanied the Minister, the Public Works Official said the stockpile of materials at CHICO’s Quarry Camp can cover approximately 50km extending beyond the Lofa Bridge.
She intoned that major asphalt works will be done this Dry Season in a bid to have the road completed by 2023.
Minister Collins then used the occasion to laud the President and other Stakeholders for consummating talks aimed at expediting the project which, according to her will boost roads connectivity in the two counties and the country at large.
The Gbarnga – Salayea Road is a 81km stretch that connects portion of Bong County in Central Liberia with Lofa County in the Northern part of the country.
The Project is implemented by China Henan International Cooperation (CHICHO), and is jointly funded by the Arab Bank for Economic Development, Kuwait Fund, OPEC, Saudi Fund, as well as the Government of Liberia.