Chongqing International Construction Corporation or CICO, a Chinese engineering and construction company which successfully completed the Red Light to Gbarnga Road Project is now set to implement another key road project in Liberia.
Public Works Minister, Mabutu Vlah Nyenpan, says the existing and original contract, Red Light-15-Gate-Gbarnga route, which commenced in January 2012, will end in September 2023, covering a length of 176 kilometers within eleven years and eight months period.
An official of the Ministry of Public Works explains that a dual four lane carriageway with footways both sides and street lights from ELWA Junction to Parker Paint Road is expected to be constructed, while a single road two lane carriageway measuring 10.5 meters including hard shoulders on either side will be constructed also.
President George Manneh Weah in July this year led an array of government officials and international partners at official ground breaking ceremonies for the rehabilitation of the Coca Cola Factory to ELWA Junction Road from two lanes to four lane.
President Weah said he was particularly grateful to the international community for reassuring support to the government development agenda.The President noted that reassurance signifies that the international community is more committed to helping Liberia achieve its development goals.
Accordingly, the project will be completed within two years at an estimated cost of US$ 10.5 Million and is being implemented by the Infrastructure Implementation Unit (IIU) at the Ministry of Public Works.Since CICO commenced operation in Liberia, it has employed skilled and unskilled Liberians, who have built their shattered lives following years of devastating civil war.
–Editing by Jonathan Browne